Monday, November 08, 2010

Would You Rather

This is what the alarm on Paul's phone looked like the other day.

Yes, that's 3:30am
Although it was Daylight Savings, so it was more like 4:30 am. A typical day in the life of an anesthesia resident.

And then there was my morning:
I woke at 7am - to a sick, crying baby covered in vomit and diarrhea shortly followed by a second screaming child with a face covered in blood.

The story:
As I was dealing with Avery I heard what sounded like my big kids sliding down the stairs in sleeping bags.
I yelled, "that's a bad idea!"
just in time to hear a crash and then blood curdling screams from Alex who came running to me with her face covered in blood.
Face first down the wood stairs and straight into the tile landing results in a bad bloody nose.

work 90+ hours a week in a high stress environment including 30 hour shifts and getting up to go to work in the middle of the night
or blood vomit diarrhea laundry 2 screaming kids and another one to get ready for school

Some days I'm not sure what I would rather.
(Alright. I'd still rather do my job.)


Tiffany said...

lol, I'd rather do your job. As horrible of a morning that sounds like. I can't even imagine doing Paul's job! Poor Avery and poor Alex :( Hope you guys have a better day tomorrow...

JoAnna said...

I would rather be a SAHM only because I don't know how to do the job of a dr. But there is no doubt about it, the stress level of each job equals out... no doubt about it.

Faye said...

I think you both deserve a medal for doing what you do!

Lori said...

poor girl! Really most days I think Heavenly Father knew I couldn't handle very many children :) I just can barely handle ONE! You're doing an amazing job. AND residency does end and you'll be DONE. DONE. with crazy hrs and NO pay :) hang in there my friend!

Carrie Anne said...

you are hilarious. finally i have caught up on your blog! LOVE the kitchen! what color are your walls? i love them! your kitchen looks so good!!! hope you're doing well. i miss you being here for book club...then maybe i would actually go!:)