Monday, February 1, 2010

A Weak Constitution and the Winner

Have you ever heard of someone having a "weak constitution"?

Definition: Persons with weaker constitutions have a greater amount and degree of inherent weakness in their body. Generally speaking, they need to care for themselves more than others do with stronger constitutions in order to stay well. They find that they cannot abuse themselves and get away with it. They have to pay more attention to what they eat, perhaps what they wear, the climate in which they work and live, etc. Usually, the poorer the constitution, the more difficult it is to get well and stay well.

K Belle fits in this category.

She has always been this way.

Any time she doesn't get enough sleep or overdoes anything, she gets sick. And, always ... almost always throws up.

It's just what she does.

She has thrown up more than La Petite Belle and I put together. As she's gotten older, it has gotten better, but we're all used to it here. Poor girl doesn't get much sympathy from us anymore.

The scenario when these nights occur usually go like this:

I see the light on in the bathroom. I pop up out of the bed, see her throwing up, tell her to brush her teeth. She doesn't like me in there anymore. I go back to bed. Beau asks what's going on. I say, "Oh, it's just K Belle throwing up." We both turn over and go back to sleep. That's it.

Yes, I've taken her to the doctor when she was younger. He said it was mostly stress and related to stomach acid. Stress? What the heck does a child have to stress about? School can be brutal. That's a whole other post.

She gets this issue from her father. He is the master when it comes to throwing up.

I can't stand the thought of it. Whereas, he delights in it. It's always his answer to feeling better. I would make a horrible bulimic. He would make a fantastic one.

So, just as it always goes, K Belle attended a lock-in Friday night, ate pizza and junk, didn't get enough sleep, plus church yesterday ... threw up a few times last night and is home sick today. Ugh.

She has finally come to the realization that every time she lets her guard down health-wise, these things happen and starting to be more aware of it.

La Petite Belle, on the other hand, is like her mother. Rarely gets sick ... maybe once or twice a year. But, when we are sick, it's a doozy.

The only thing worse than your child being sick is forcing this sluggish child to do schoolwork all night. Boo.

My day consists of watching her lay on the couch all day caring for her, cooking up a vegetable soup, a trip to Goodwill to look for a ball gown (another story), heading to the drug store, dropping by a friend's house who swears she can get me off of sugar even though I don't want her to, and, as always, laundry.

And, lest I not forget the king cake!

The coffee is bought. The king cake is next.

So, who is the lucky winner ...

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-02-01 13:22:26 UTC

Who is #5?

None other than Lois Lane II. She is a native Louisianian, who would, I assume, not be able to get really good king cake where she lives ... Northern Louisiana, which is really just like living in Arkansas (wink). She's also the same girl who tried to get me to run the Mardi Gras marathon in New Orleans with her. Yeah, that's not going to happen. Boo me.

Lois ... email me your address and I'll go pick one up today.

Stop by her blog and congratulate her. Her blog is a good read.


The Hat Chick said...

Make sure somebody (you or her) sends me an email with her mailing address so I can send her shirt. dbayhi at yahoo dot com.

Looks like she's a pretty big Saints fan, so I KNOW she needs another can't have too many, ya know.

thedomesticfringe said...

I feel bad for your daughter. Give her my sympathy. I HATE throwing up!


KristenBieber said...

Would you be willing to share your recipe, or a recipe you like for king cake that you like? I am craving one now even though I have never had one! I may be a sugar addict too!

NinjaPrincess said...

I had to Google the term "King Cake" to figure out what it was. I had never heard of one until I saw it on your blog. I guess you can probably guess which side of the Mason-Dixon Line I live on :)

The Wixom Zoo said...

Aww...poor kid. I hope she's feeling better soon.

Lois Lane II said...

Oh my gosh, I gasped out loud when I just read this!!! I am soooo stinking excited. You have no ieda! EEEKK!! Okay, now I have to call my hubby and my BFF and let them know!!!!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Aw stink! Maybe next year! :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I'm so jealous *strikethrough* happy for Lois Lane II.

Not so much for poor K Belle. Yuk. I hate to throw up. I can't imagine it being a "normal" part of life!

Can you get a King cake in Southern LA all year? I pass through there once a year or so, but usually in the summer some time. I will look for one next time I come through!

H-Mama said...

A weak constitution and a food giveaway. ;) Hope K Belle's tummy gets better. Poor baby.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hey I have a favor to may have already planned to do this; or maybe you're looking for something to write about this week like the rest of us. :-)

Could you pleeeeeeze write a post about what kinds of cajun foods to serve for Superbowl Sunday? I know what we do in Texas, but I want to Saint-up my menu this year!


Mama Belle said...


Will do. I already have some requests for a king cake recipe. I'm going to work on that for Friday.

Cathy said...

Congrats to Lois Lane II and I hope K Belle is feeling better today.