Let me just begin by saying I HATE throw-up!
When Jeremy and I decided to have kids, I informed him that he will be dealing with ALL throw-up experiences with the kids.
As a teacher I was fortunate enough to have only 1 child throw up in my classroom, in the 7 years I taught. But I did have to leave the room along with my 27 students for most of the day because I, myself, couldn't handle it!
So when Jenny at Momminitup let me know that Sophie had thrown up over night and that she wanted to let me know that before we came over on a play date, I immediately responded that "Sorry, love you girl but I can't handle throw up and don't want to take ANY chances". But after hearing that it was probably a food allergy and Jeremy said I should go anyways, I decided to go on over and hang out. We did have a great time and I didn't really think anything of it again. Until...
Jenny sent me another message on Friday morning saying that Joshua had been sick all night. Okay, I think to myself, we were over on Wednesday, Joshua was sick on Thursday, I am starting to panic a little bit. So much so, that I myself noticed I had a stomach ache. I thought maybe it was just sympathy pains.
I went along with my business on Friday, with a constant stomach ache all day, but still didn't think anything of it. I took the boys shopping and had lunch out with them. But by the time I got home for their naps, I called Jeremy and informed him that he might have to come home early because I wasn't feeling very well. I put the kids down and within an hour I had to call Jeremy for sure this time and tell him to come home. He got home minutes before the kids got up from naps and minutes from...
You guessed it! I began puking my guts out and thanking my dear friend, Jenny, through it all. Well, okay, fine, I really didn't blame Jenny for this! I am just trying to make her feel bad because I love her so.
By Saturday, I could keep toast and soda down but still really nauseous so I didn't chance anything else. On Sunday, I woke up with a migraine and nausea again!! As I write this I am doing better but still a little weak from this weekend's fun activities.
The irony in all of this is that like Jenny, I am leaving for a week long vacation on Tuesday. Yep, the laundry still needs to be done, the house needs to be cleaned, we are dog sitting a very large puppy, and I still need to pack for everyone. Yep, none of it got done!
Wow! I don't believe in Karma, but I do believe in Science. Jenny, next time I am NOT coming over!!
But let me finish by saying, I am so thankful that it was me who got sick, because doing pukey laundry and bathing a pukey kid is far worse than the 2 days that I was hanging out with my porcelain friend!