Mother’s Day

Yesterday was my greatest Mother’s Day yet.

(Is it wrong that I can’t make a statement like that without conjuring up a mental image of Chris Harrison? Stay tuned for Whoorl’s Greatest, Most Romantic Mother’s Day Yet! Don’t go anywhere! You do not want to miss The Most Dramatic Holiday Of The Year!)

(Is it even worse that I am STILL watching The Bachelor? Who’s it going to be? Shayne? The other chick? WHO?)

Now, technically (if pregnancy counts), I’ve only had two of these holidays under my belt, so I don’t have a lot to go by. BUT, c’mon people. Wito walked into the kitchen holding a homemade card, actually handed it to me and exclaimed, “Happy Birthday, Mommy!” (A+ for effort.)

You have to admit, CUTE. Precious, even! The Most Precious Mother’s Day Yet!

What an incredibly crazy week. As I mentioned, Nightline was at my home most of the afternoon on Monday, which was nerve-wracking and surreal in itself. Add in a toddler with a 103 degree fever and no babysitter, and watch Whoorl spontaneously combust!

When working out the details, I planned to film the segment over Wito’s naptime, with Brenda and Bug on call just in case he woke up. Obviously, as Monday morning approached, that plan went to the dogs, since I didn’t want to expose Bug to Wito’s mystery high fever from hell with no symptoms except half-mast eyelids and noodle limbs. So, I figured I would just have to make it work and pray he didn’t wake up. (These are the times when I am SO NOT COOL with the fact that I live thousands of miles away from my family.)

The producers were amazing, patient and so accommodating. Even mid-sentence during the interview, when high-pitched wails from the back of the house suddenly permeated the entire area. Um, about that nap. The producers kindly stopped filming, I ran to the back, tried my best to sooth, ran back to the living room, adjusted my hair and lip gloss (NARS Foul Play, if you must know. The Most Perfect Nude Gloss Yet!) and tried remember what in the hell I was blathering about. Lather, rinse, repeat.

After ten minutes of back and forth, I accepted defeat, called D from the back room, forcibly mumbling, “For the love of sweet jebus get your ass home I can’t do this on my own ABC is in my living room holy hell I’m going to die right here and OMG HELP WITO IS DELUSIONAL.” Luckily, he was home within ten minutes, and all was well. (I will let you all know the airdate as soon as I find out.)

So, this has been an increasingly long-winded way of telling you that Wito has been a sick kid all week with Roseola.

Roseola: The Mysterious Asshat Virus.

What is Roseola? Well, it’s a virus that causes a high fever for four days with absolutely no symptoms (besides the feverish hell), until the fifth day when an awesome red rash breaks out all over your child’s body. (Oh, and no matter what your doctor says, it DOES ITCH.) The good news is that once you get it, you’ll never deal with it again. The bad news is that your little one looks like this:


Wito: Homo Sapiens Palmes Larges

However, as Mother’s Day weekend commenced, the clouds parted, the angels sang, the rash disappeared, and Voilá! Happy, healthy boy!


See me in fever-free motion! p.s. – Get the hell out of my way.

Oh! How could I forget The Most Romantic Mother’s Day Gift Yet? Now, D and I normally don’t spend much on gifts, but he surprised me with the PERFECT necklace.

The Most Beautiful Necklace Yet!

(I took it too far, didn’t I? I’m stopping.)

I finished the day with a couple Sierra Nevada Pale Ales, Kung Pao chicken and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. All in all, a great day.

How was your Mother’s Day? Good food? Great gifts? Do tell!

  1. Emily

    May 12, 2008 at 10:01 am


    Yes, thank you! Excellent plan. This is EXACTLY how I plan to spend the rest of my rainy afternoon. GOOD CALL. ALthough, it would be nicer if I could just come over and eat some of yours. Asher could use a case of Roseola.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Marty Mankins

    May 12, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Glad crazy week is over and Wito is better.

    Look forward to knowing the airdate so we see the end result.

  3. Sarah

    May 12, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I actually started to sweat just reading how your day rolled out with Nighline there. Glad Wito is better. And I’d also like to know when the other t.v. show-action is coming up?

    I’ll announce it here as soon as I get the airdates. :)

  4. Jackie

    May 12, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Was Nightline segment about hair & blogging also ?

    Yes, it was about Hair Thursday.

  5. Kristin

    May 12, 2008 at 10:49 am

    And a picture of the most perfect necklace? Wito is adorable even with Roseola.

    Thank you! I’ll snap a photo for you.

  6. slynnro

    May 12, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I shall presume it is the necklace I saw in Flickr. ‘Tis lovely.

    No, different necklace, but thank you!!

  7. Angella

    May 12, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Must go to Flickr to see the necklace! Glad that Wito is back to normal :)

    Honey got me a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure. Perfect.

    That is perfect. Good job, Mr. Angella!

  8. Miguelina

    May 12, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Sebastian made toast for me, ALL BY HIMSELF. That’s the most perfect mother’s day ever.

    (Well, the two Antrhopologie machine-washable-dresses-with-pockets didn’t hurt either.)

    The first time I read this, I thought you said “Sebastian made A toast for me…”


  9. Natalie 42

    May 12, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Awwww, poor little dude. Glad he’s feeling better. (And you’re not going insane with mystery fever any more!)

    I must say….they say you only get the chicken pox once but I had them twice….TWICE, WHOORL! Once when I was just a babe, once when I was about 12. Not cool…not cool at all.

    And yay! Happy Mom’s Day! Glad you had a good one.

  10. Blythe

    May 12, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I, too, was picturing Miguelina’s son raising a sippy cup brimming with champagne, and saying, “Salut, Maman!”

    Which was kind of a weird idea, so the real story is a lot better and cuter.

    Can’t wait to see the necklace. I got one too. And we went to the zoo and saw the famous polar bear baby, Flocke (who was removed from his mother so she wouldn’t eat him, but let’s not think about that on mother’s day).

  11. Gina

    May 12, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I am glad that Wito is feeling better – can I just say that he looks SO MUCH LIKE YOU in that picture of him in the park?

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

    My second Mother’s Day was also perfect – Hubby took the boys and let me sleep in till 10:30. W.O.W. My boys made me breakfast in bed…”Bambled Eggs and pancakes, Mami!”; we went to the park and had fun and capped off the evening with a nice BBQ. Oh and I also got a perfect necklace – Yay for us!

  12. Sizzle

    May 12, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Sounds fantastic! So glad Wito is better.

  13. JennH

    May 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Ahhh, so glad to hear that Wito is better. What a perfect day for you! Looking forward to seeing the Nightline piece.

    My mother’s day? Well, for my very first, it was absolute perfection. And it continues next Saturday at the spa. My wee little one is so thoughtful!!!!

    Have a happy week!!!

  14. Tina

    May 12, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    First, your son is E. NOR. MOUS. And totally adorable.

    My 8-year-old son wrote “Happy Birhtday” on my Mother’s Day card. Funny.

    I love kids.

  15. andrea

    May 12, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    So glad that WIto is on the mend. I hate these mysterious childhood illnesses, especially the ones that involve high fevers.

    Mother’s Day was as lovely as can be considering I’ve spent 8 weeks with my head in a toilet. Luckily I received many “I wuv woo’s” from a certain pint sized prince and the double BOB Revolution of my dreams to make up for it. Now if I didn’t have to wait 30 weeks to use it!