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Listen to the Magic 8 Ball

Children and body fluids mentioned…

I have a Magic 8 Ball function on my palm pilot that is never wrong. I asked if the twins would make it to term and it said, “no.” I laughed in the face of this electronic program and look what happened.

I got a new palm pilot this weekend and last night, I tested out the Magic 8 Ball to make sure the program worked with the new machine. “Will I have a good day tomorrow?” I asked the ball.

“All signs point to no,” it told me.

I did not heed the early warning of the Magic 8 Ball and that was my first mistake.

I have been up since 4 a.m. I have done a full load of vomit-covered laundry and I have another one ready to go. We have gone through several towels, pillowcases, and sheets. We have had five clothing changes. A trip to the doctor. A half-hour session on the potty trying to get a urine sample.

As we were putting on our shoes, I asked the twins, “seriously, I should have listened to the Magic 8 Ball. Could this day get any worse?”

And then I opened the door and the skies opened. And it rained from the moment I brought the kids to the car and through the evening. We changed our clothes again, this time because they were soaked from the rain.

The evening ended with a fever and an expired bottle of baby Tylenol.

I swear, I’m offering up the Magic 8 Ball. If you have a question, send it along and I’ll ask it. But you have to be prepared to hear the answer.

I asked the Magic 8 Ball if tomorrow would be a better day than today. But clever minx that she is, the program told me to “ask again later.”

*edited to add: after reading the post, I realized it wasn’t clear who was ill. We will temporarily be renaming the ChickieNob Vomiting Veronica–name that movie.


1 Paz { 04.28.08 at 9:01 pm }

Crap Mel, sorry about your girl being sick!!! That sucks so badly.

But, yeah, I can post again.

Hope she’s better tout de suite…

2 Michell { 04.28.08 at 9:08 pm }

Poor thing. I hope she is feeling better soon and that Wolvog doesn’t end up getting it too.
Oh and the eight ball thing. I never used to think about those much but I’ve become rather superstitious since I started TTC. I found several (hundreds) of High Sch00l Musical eight balls at disneyland over the weekend and every time I asked if I would ever have a baby the answer was “it’s hard to believe” I hope that’s not a bad sign.

3 JuliaS { 04.28.08 at 9:43 pm }

“Four Weddings and a Funeral” if I am not mistaken? :0)

Hope VV is feeling better quickly and decides to be stingy and not share . . .

Whenever we go vomit-free for several months, I start to fear – and I don’t even have a Magic 8 Ball for guidance.

(And the word verification deity must have taken umbrage at our criticism – my set of unique letters is very clear tonight!)

4 Lori { 04.28.08 at 9:57 pm }

Oh, Sweetie. Those days and nights really test one’s endurance, don’t they?

So sorry you’re going through that. I hope the worst is behind you.

Wishing for you a dry Tuesday.

Ask M8B if I will ever get the freaking post done, the one I’ve been working on for eons.

Signs point to ???

5 Kim { 04.28.08 at 10:16 pm }

So sorry! We all had the stomach thing a few months ago! Ask the 8-ball if we will ever get more hours in a day. I really need some!Or a few magic fairies might be nice – well only if they cook and clean!

6 baby~amore' { 04.28.08 at 11:49 pm }

The magic ball in our house has a lot to answer for too!!!
Hope your daughter is better soon

7 Dee { 04.29.08 at 12:20 am }

Now I know I’ve seen Four Weddings and a Funeral too many times.

Sorry your girl is feeling puny.

8 Fertilized { 04.29.08 at 3:18 am }

Cynical little harassing eight ball

I hope VV is doing much better soon

9 nutsinmay { 04.29.08 at 5:30 am }

Poor little kid. I do hope she is a) fine now and b) doesn’t share the sicky joy with her brother and/ or parents.

10 Samantha { 04.29.08 at 6:48 am }

Hope that ChickieNob feels better after all of the vomiting.

You can ask the magic 8 ball if I’m pregnant. On second thought, I probably don’t want to hear the answer to that question!

11 Tammy { 04.29.08 at 6:51 am }

I am sorry to hear the little one is sick.

My eightball said I am not preggo. Damn. I hate when it is right.

12 Piccinigirl { 04.29.08 at 7:38 am }

Hope VV’s belly boo boo is feeling better soon. I hate throwing up and I know throwing up. Poor thing.

I have no questions for the 8 ball, I’d just rather not know at this point. 🙂

13 kate { 04.29.08 at 7:47 am }

Oh, NO! I’m sorry you had such a rotten day! Blasted 8-ball! Let’s have only good predictions from now on…

14 **susy** { 04.29.08 at 8:39 am }

Oh man… sorry chickinob is so sickie. Hope your day isn’t as bad today.

And you can ask M8B if I’ll be able to continue w/ my 1st IVF. (I got clearance from my colposcopy and biopsy to continue!!)

Hey! My verification letters are clear today too! =]

15 Anjali { 04.29.08 at 9:17 am }

So sorry for the crappy day. And I’m too afraid to ask you Magic 8 Ball anything now!

16 nancy { 04.29.08 at 10:27 am }

Oh no!!! Sick kids are just so sad to have. But, is it bad that I like how clingy they are while sick? It makes up for being puked on.

Okay, I have a magic 8 ball question. I’m not going to ask if I’m going to get pregnant. Or anything too serious. But after 16 days of a lining growing cycle, I have this question “Am I going to make it to transfer”? And yes, please tell me the real answer, even if it’s an “all signs point to no” response.

17 Jen { 04.29.08 at 11:01 am }

Poor ChickieNob. And poor you and your poor washing machine. I hope everyone gets better and drys up soon.

Ask the 8 Ball if we are going to make our goal for Cali. (Of course, if it says no, I shall assume that it means we will go over.)

18 christina(apronstrings) { 04.29.08 at 11:25 am }

poor you! aaagggghhhh. stupid, stupid 8 ball.

ok, ask it-for me-if all my IF friends will get knocked up this year?? tell me, tell me, tell me! that the answer is YES!

19 Jess { 04.29.08 at 2:33 pm }

Aw Mel!! I’m sorry! I hope she’s better soon and that nobody else gets sick!

20 Lisa { 04.29.08 at 4:56 pm }

Poor little sick thing! Hope she’s feeling better.

I’d ask your 8-ball a thing or two but I already posed my most important ones on Ask Zelda. (I think Zelda might use a similar answering system.) Z gave me all the answers I wanted, so I don’t want to ruin things with an 8-Ball consult. What if they disagree?? 🙂

21 katd { 04.29.08 at 6:13 pm }

I am so sorry for your rough day. Nothing in the world is worse than a sick baby. I hope she gets better soon and that you start respecting the power of the 8 ball:) Maybe you need a fantastic leather jacket with one on the back(hope someone gets that reference.):)

22 Kymberli { 04.29.08 at 7:07 pm }

Vomiting Veronica = Garbage Pail Kids.

The day did sucketh, indeed. I hope tomorrow is a better one.

I’m not feeling froggy enough to ask any cycling-related questions. I don’t need that potential gloom or hope hanging over me.

However, could you ask it if we’re going to be able to move in 4 years or under as planned? I think that’s an answer I can swallow either way it goes. 🙂

23 Bea { 04.29.08 at 9:28 pm }

Sounds like a fun day! Hope today was better, after all.


24 Amy { 04.30.08 at 6:17 pm }

I hear you on the rain, sometimes it feels like being soaked to the bone is a permanent state of being. I guess that’s what I get for living in Portland.

Love ya’ babe 😉

25 rosietta { 02.20.14 at 10:01 pm }

Am I getting pregnant

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