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20 February 2009

Sick House

Over the course of the past two weeks, my kids have taken turns being sick with a myriad of symptoms, varying from fever to sore throat to hacking coughs to wheezing and even tossing their groceries on occasion.

I am not a throw up person. I can change any diaper my children can conjure up, but the smell of throw up makes it difficult for me to swallow. [Just like breathing when we drive over road kill. Ugh! I fear I'll get the taste of that stench in my mouth.]

I especially have a low tolerance for hot dog throw up and today, I got to face that fear head on.

Today's round of puke landed partially on me---my clothes and my bare feet.

Yeah, soak that in baby.

I am now back in my pajama pants, because I am that ready to crawl back into my bed. Too bad it's only 1 o'clock.

Oh well, at least I have nap time to look forward to --- even if I'm not the one partaking in that sweet, sweet slumber.

And now, I think I need another Diet Coke.

Edited to add:
PS - Who is "Gazelle Enthusiast"? Reveal your secret identity. Please? :)

Edited again to add:
Thank you "Gazelle Enthusiast" for making yourself known. I never would've known it was you, Stretch. And you know that would've just bothered me. :)

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Stretch said...

Tis I, your dear Stretch, my lady!

Eva said...

i often surprise myself with what i am ready to do for my kids, and catching myself cleaning their puking really tops the list of surprises.

i have mixed feelings about my children napping when they are sick... i am very excited about that unexpected peace and quiet, but at the same time i can't help feeling sorry for them.

bren j. said...

Ugh. You think hot dogs are bad? Try waffles and bacon.
But I'm with you, that smell is just disturbing.