Saturday, November 22, 2008

Well, that was fun. Not.

It was a good run.

Four years, one month, 2 days and something like 5 hours until the puke happened. I knew it couldn't last forever, I mean kids throw up, right?

I knew it was a bad, bad, bad thing when the preschooler teacher on Friday pick up said, "You should know that Brycen (insert puking gesture here) today."

And at 1:30 am, the war cry came. "MOMMMY! I threw up." In the bed of course.

And then the floor. And then the floor again and again. The bucket a few times. The blankets a few more times.

We have not slept through the night in more than a week over here.

And to top it off, I am sick as a dog from the head cold he had, and now I am TERRIFIED that the puke train is coming for me.


Wish me luck.

I think we are going to need it.

(The only good news is that he seems to be over it already and is back to torturing the cats and bouncing off the walls. Oh to be 4 years old.)


  1. Get well soon!

    I don't want to jinx anything, but I still have an eight year old "vomit virgin". My five year old threw up for the first time last month, and it was quite the ordeal. Three new mattresses---yes, three--and 9 loads of laundry later, we were back to normal.

    I'm glad to hear that your son is feeling better. I hope this passes quick for you and that you are back to your old self in no time!

  2. Anonymous6:03 PM

    Thanks for not sharing a photo. (I've been there, sister.) I hope everyone is better soon.

  3. Yea, been there too. Why do kids always start throwing up in the night. They can be fine until about 3 in the morning. lol.... lucky for kids, they usually get over it in a day. Hope you don't get it!

  4. Oh, bummer. That train made a stop here last week--I was up in the middle of the night barfing and dead from exhaustion all the next day. Thank goodness I had a few days to rest until it hit Maren. It left as quick as it hit--hope the same for you!

  5. I'm glad that Jack's back, and I hope that you'll get better soon!

  6. Wow you are lucky to have missed the train for so long! It came calling for Leila this year two nights in a row at the age of 2 1/2! And fun it is not! Glad he is doing well, hope you feel well soon!

  7. oh the puke. we missed it mostly with Wylie. Not much puking there. Miles - kinda another story. Will spare you! Wishing you rest and health!!

  8. Ahh the first of the puking. I remember it well, ALL. OVER. ME. Many times.

    Hope you avoid that nastiness.

  9. Anonymous8:05 AM

    I do not miss these days one bit. It seems to happen a lot less when they get older. (And at least they're old enough to do something about it.) I'm echoing Linda in thanking you for the lack of photo. Good luck. Go wash your hands.

  10. Not fun at all. Their poor faces when they do it. All that laundry. Sigh. We've had two bouts in three years. It's the worst thing ever in my opinion. But at least when it's done it is done. Doesn't linger like other stuff.

    Hope you are both better soon.

  11. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Chuga chuga chuga chuga, hope that puke train passed you right by! I hate having sick kids, luckily mine are old enought to make it to the bathroom now. Glad Jack is on the mend and hope you are 100% soon too!

  12. Good luck! It's the worst taking care of sick kids when you're sick yourself! The only upside is that with a head cold you probably couldn't smell it?

  13. Anonymous7:25 PM

    My oldest daughter made it to exactly one week before her fourth birthday! She didn't even know what had happened.
    Glad Jack is feeling better, and I hope it passes you by!

  14. Hope you all feel better soon-and the puke train stops with Jack.

  15. OH NO. :( I'm hoping the puke train passed you by.

  16. That is definitely the time for dads to pitch in. Hope you all feel better very soon.

  17. I hope you are all well. I can't stand that stuff. I always make my husband clean it up when he's home. If not, I gag and gag and gag the whole time. It's not good.

    And, I'll never admit this to my husband, but if a child comes into our room at night to deliver us with the "bad news," I pretend to be asleep and don't hear it so Joe will get up instead. I can't help it. I know it's terrible. It's just that I can't deal with that stuff. (And last week I had to clean up after my 12-year-old nephew. Oh man.)

  18. I hope the puke train stays far far away! *HUGS* and healing thoughts coming your way!!



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