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Happy birthday to all the little horses. Speaking of:

After attending a party at which we were the only couple without children, Josh The Pilot and I had an addendum to the endnotes of the appendix to our neverending "So, Children, Huh?" conversation.  We established that small children are indeed very cute, and also very loud and very shrieky.  Then we went to bed with the promise of time with our nephews on the morrow.

"Why can't we be endlessly eager to reproduce like everybody else?" I asked Josh The Pilot.  But he was asleep.

I got my answer anyway in the morning.  On the kitchen table next to the coffee cake was a note in my mother's handwriting:  "James and Will were up vomiting all night."

Jim The Small Child Nephew and Will The Smaller Child Nephew received a charming post-Christmas present from one of their cousins in the form of projectile vomiting.  Jim doesn't remember all his spitting up during his Lump O'Baby stage, and so appeared at my sister's elbow at two o' clock in the morning.

"I felt like I had to cough?  And then something came out."

Mommy returned her firstborn to his room, began gathering his sheets, and heard the following from his brother's room across the hall: "BLLAAAUUUURRRRG."  Happy New Year, Mommy and Daddy!

triscuits and fruit snacks at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (4)

Ewwwwww! Your poor sister!!!!! (I mean, poor babies, too, but BLERG to having to clean up vomit.) I'll do ANYTHING not to vomit...seriously.

Hope everyone is feeling better today!!!

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

And of course, the charmiest vomiting the parents get to witness, is the one their dear offspring expell on the first night of alcohol with their buddies. Oh, memories... wait, I actually can't remember a damn thing ;-)

January 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

You know, they say that all the OTHER moments you have with your kids are what make up for the yucky ones, and what make having kids worth it in the first place. Lord, do I ever hope so.

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.s.

That MB is why I don't mind at all being the Greatest Aunt Ever. I have never had one of the little ones puke on me and I don't intend to start now.

hope they are better.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle
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