Wednesday, January 5, 2011

the perfect storm

So my ambitions of blogging all our happenings now that we have the internet have been foiled because our pics. somehow were transferred to my mother in laws comp...and what's a blog without pics? Actually, this post is picture less...but do read.
This is a short comedy from the lives of Kev and Stef McMinn, who due to a flu ridden kid and a malfunctioning washing machine, had one crazy night. Let's preface the story by saying our entire day was spent in the car on our 20 hr. drive from Jackson Hole to El Paso.
Ok...dim the lights.
It began at 3 a.m. when Ry walked into our room claiming her stomach hurt, and although all past experiences have taught us to run her to the toilet IMMEDIATELY, we laid their daze just trying to console her. Any parent knows what happened next...Kev's side of the bed was doused with puke. Any remnant of sleep was quickly gone and we rushed into action. Me cleaning up Ry, and Kev tearing off the bedding. Fast forward to the bedding in the washer, Ry sleeping on our floor with a big bowl by her side. Right as we were settling down I heard a noise from the laundry room that didn't sound quite right and begged Kev to check it out. Kev obliges and next thing I hear is "ohhh", so I jump out of bed and proceed to sprint down the hall.
I need to pause to describe the layout of our home. Our entire house is tile except for the bedrooms. Our laundry room is just a couple feet straight down the hall from our room.
And begin scene. I take off full speed to the hall, and the moment I set foot on the tile my feet fly out from under me, I enter the air, and crash onto my back smacking my head on the tile. And there I stayed for the next minute pretty wet and hurting, until I could make it into the fetal position....then cue puking (not me, but Ry). Do you comfort your sick child or try to prevent the flowing water from entering your carpeted room? I did the latter, but THEN I attended to Ry.
The rest was pretty uneventful, the washer hose had come out from the wall, lots of towels, big headache, but a little giggling between Kev and I. At 4:30 as we were crawling back into bed, Sophie could be heard on the monitor just waking up. Kev called it the perfect storm.
Two things I was grateful for that night:
1. That Ry didn't get sick on MY side of the bed (sorry Kev).
2. That we were forced to run the laundry that night, instead of the next day when I would have been home all alone. I would have probably admitted defeat... immobile and crying.


Jenny Cook said...

What a crazy time! Hope everything is going better now.

Shannon said...

Wow! What a story!! Have to admit I did laugh. Sorry :) Hope everything is better now and that you're not too sore.

cksoderquist said...

oh wow I know how those nights are! We just recently had one of those nights when nothing went right. I can't believe you slipped and poor thing. I hope Ry is feeling better and all is well in laundry room

Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

Only you and Kev would laugh about a night like that! That's part of why I love you guys! Hope the next few nights were better!

Maja said...

I agree with Christen..I would not have laughed. I can think of a few choice words that I might have used. Hope that you guys got all the kinks out before next weekend. So excited. My sister used to live in El Paso and I asked her what was fun to do there. She laughed and said "Nothing, absolutely nothing." I pried a little harder and she did mention that Carlsbad caverns is a couple of hours drive from there and that it is pretty cool. Something to think about.

Pilar said...

I'm so glad that you didn't break any bones with that fall, my head hurt when I read about it. I have been there when your child pukes every 15min through the night. It is Horrible!! I'm happy that you had Kevin there to help you. I hope all is well now.

Misner Family said...

A little sad, but very funny (when its not you)

Annette said...

I think it is great that you could laugh about this whole episode!
Hope everyone is well and happy now. Can hardly wait to see you in a few weeks.

Matt, Amy, Grant, and Tyson said...

Wow what a night!! I am so sorry. Glad you managed to get some laughs in.