Friday, January 08, 2010
He only threw up once.
It wasn't a virus.
So I guess I poisoned him.
He may never eat pork loin again.
When you have a large family as soon as one person yacks, this feeling of absolute doom hits you.
"It's coming. We're all getting this."
No matter if you immediately implement a quarantine...stomach bugs are more powerful than closed doors.
I think my kids sneak into the "off limits" areas and lick each other.
These boys would throw up all day every day if that meant they could play video games and watch TV, one of the only luxuries of having a stomach virus around here.
No matter how hard I try to contain "the crud" in this house, people usually start dropping like flies and making messes that make me cry while cleaning them.
After the "doom" sets in and the quarantine is set up I immediately begin thinking of what I can eat, and what I can feed the non-sick children that won't be so bad coming back up.
Not salad. That's the worst.
Not a milk shake. Death seems like a better option than revisiting a milkshake.
I have learned from many stomach viruses and terrible pregnancies* that the following foods should be eaten if you think you're going to have to see them again real soon:
Pickles. They taste exactly like pickles the second time.
A package of Certs. Do they make those anymore? Really...if you can eat a whole package of Certs before you throw up, it makes the whole horrific process kind of nice, if that's possible.
A smoothie from the place in the mall. Makes throwing up borderline delightful.
*I don't talk about the five months of throwing up (several times a day) very much. I don't want to scare young women out of having babies.
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