So last night we spent a pleasant evening at our synagogue. There was a wonderful community Seder. The food was very good...as were the (4) glasses of wine that accompanied the Haggadah. Additionally, my husband was able to surprise the kids by coming back to town to share the evening with us.
We got home late and had to get to bed so that the kids could attend school, and both of us could work (him from home), me at my office job. By the time it was all said and done it was after 11:30pm by the time I was settled into bed.
I was awakened by a "spitting" sound and when I looked at the clock it was just after 1:00am. It took me a few minutes to piece together that it was coming from our boys' room. I got up and my oldest (11 yo Eli) was leaning over the edge of his top bunk. "Why are you spitting on your floor?" I asked. He just said "I'm sorry" At that moment I realized he had just thrown up. I encouraged him to get into the bathroom, thinking I had caught it in time that there wasn't too much damage. I turned on the light and woke his younger (9yo) brother so he could go lay in my bed. I left to grab what i needed to clean up the "little" mess and when I returned I noticed that there was a much larger stain off the end of the bed, nearer the window. I walked over there and noticed there was a mess all the way down the wall as well. It looked like the Exorcist had been filmed in the room. 2 hours later I had hand-cleaned the carpet, moved the beds, cleaned the wall, removed all the sheets from both beds to be laundered. By 4:00AM my older son was settled in on our (blanket/towel) covered family room couch and was sitting up on the love seat ready to assist if he needed to be sick, yet again. Our elderly dog was confused by all the activity and, thinking it was morning, asked to be let outside.She refused to come back in for more than an hour
At 6:30AM I realized that my daughter was not yet up and her bus would be at the corner in less than 15 minutes. I woke her, helped her get ready and drove her to school. By 7:30AM my husband was up getting ready for "work" (he had an 8Am teleconference) and had gotten our younger son out of bed. I helped him get ready for school, got myself ready for work and I'm now here (eating lunch and sucking down caffine at my desk).
Anyone know any good ideas about how I can make it through the rest of the day without falling asleep at the wheel (so to speak)?