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Friday, January 23, 2015

High Five for {Sickness Everywhere} Friday!

Have any of you ever been charged with the hideous task of cleaning up someone else's vomit?

That's a heck of an opening line for a Friday post, but that's exactly what I've been doing since Wednesday. Someone told me that I wouldn't mind it as much when it's my own child. I'm here to tell you that is absolutely false. It's as disgusting as ever.

It's worse than having to babysit your really drunk girlfriend back in your college days.

I know some of my fellow mama's can feel me on this post, and likely even a few of you childrenless folks too, especially those of you with pets! Don't worry, I'll spare you pics.

Top Five Moments of a Sick Baby

1) That moment when you hear the choke and SPLASH as it hits the car's back seat. I can't un-hear that sound. Thank God for leather seats.

2) Thinking you can catch it with the bib the baby is wearing to save your outfit and/or the sofa. You can't. It's like plugging up a fire hose, and the spray goes EVERYWHERE.

3) Thinking you can still squeeze in a barre class, pulling up to the gym, taking the baby out of the car seat and BAM. Kiddo pukes all over you. In front of other people. A five year old notices, and screams, "NASTY!"

4) Running out of Resolve, wet-vacc cleaner, Clorox wipes AND paper towels... Because the flow is real. And really freaking disgusting.

5) Right as you're about to burst into tears because it happened again, your baby looks at you with puke all over his face and bursts into hysterical laughter. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em right?!

I hope you all have a puke-less weekend! Linking up with Amanda and Karli, so go check them out.

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Girl. You are a saint. I hope little H feels better FAST.

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  2. oh my goodness. first: ew. haha! second. poor Henry. third. you are amazing. hope Henry feels better soon and you get some downtime.

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    1. Haha! Yes, I'm not sure who said your own child's sickness wouldn't be as gross. Oh no. It is.

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  3. Oh Lord this just brought back some terrible memories. So sorry Henry is sick. Poor baby. And you're right, I don't mind poo but vomit is a whole nother ball game.

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    1. Isn't it though?! And it completely limits your ability to do anything. I had to leave Henry in the car, alone, as I can into CVS to pick up pedialyte because he puked all over himself and the car seat and couldn't take him in all chunky and gross!

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  4. Oh my gosh you poor thing...seriously god bless mothers because they have the hardest jobs in life!

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    1. Aw, thank you! It's a challenge... But this too shall pass. And it won't be the last time, either.

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  5. I always tell my husband that by the time we do have kids I'm going to be a puke cleaning expert thanks to my dogs. At least dogs don't tend to projectile though. Try pouring a ton of baking soda on top of the pile to help soak up the liquid on carpets and couches as fast as you can. It'll 'clump' everything together a little better. Disgusting, but helpful. I've never helped a drunk girlfriend with puke, but I did have to unclog a friend's kitchen sink that my husband unleashed on. It had no garbage disposal and I had to use a trash bag pulled up to my arm to fish it all out of the drain. Best New Year's ever. =)

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    1. HA! This comment is my favorite! Thanks for sharing a little disgusting story with me. I haven't had to bust out the garbage bag/HAZMAT suit yet, but I also am not getting out of jammies for the whole weekend. What's the point when I'll just get covered in vom, right?!

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  6. Oh no!!!!!!! Seriously even though I work with kids all day long that vomit smell I can't even.....I swear I'll probably have an entire bag of just supplies to mop that stuff up. I hope you have a better weekend and maybe get a barre class in! xoxoxo

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    1. I totally hear you on the smell. It's ROUGH, even when it's your own kiddo. Keep those supplies in your future mommy SUV because that future baby will pick the exact day you forget them!

      Kirk cancelled all his client meetings today to stay home and help me, so I escaped off to a barre class this morning :)

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  7. Oh My.. the joys Ill get to experience when Sophia starts eating real food. If it makes you feel better, she already spat up her milk on me twice this morning and we've only been up 2 hours :(

    Oh and Im glad both my vehicles have leather seats now!

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    1. Oh girl, the real food is what turns it into "real" vomit - watch out, lol! I was completely blessed because Henry was never a spit-up-er, so this projectile stuff is totally new to me.

      Leather seats are mandatory for all parents. Mandatory!

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