Friday, December 5, 2008

Oooh, that smell.

Warning: This post is not for those with a weak stomach.

This morning just after 7:00 I opened the door to the stairs to go and wake my children, when all of a sudden I was overcome by the most familiar foul smell- at least to this mom. Vomit. My first question was, "Who threw up, and how long is this going to take me to clean?" I first suspected Mae, because last night while playing with daddy she cracked her head on the arm of the sofa. OUCH! So my first thought was concussion, vomiting is associated with head injury, right? Well thankfully, it wasn't her. It was Binny, I walk in her room and

I say "Mornin' Bin, how are you today?"

Binny: "fine"

Me: "but Binny you threw up, and stop rolling over in it!"

Binny: "huh?" while looking at the puke on the sleeve of her jammies.

It must have happened while she was sleeping (is that even possible?) because she didn't even know what had happened. I'm just hoping she's not sick, and that this was just a fluke puke. Last year we all came down with a nasty stomach bug that left all of us hunched over the toilet, and we only have one bathroom.

Just what I wanted; more laundry.


True Blue Texan said...

There is no worse smell. And there is nothing worse than trying to wash out vomit from your kids hair. At least with their clothes and bedding you can just toss them in the washing machine. With bleach. But the hair is the worst. It's like it bonds with the hair or something and just refuses to come out. While you struggle not to add to the mess. Ugh. Thanks for the memories! Hope everyone stays puke free.

AmyG said...

Oh man... I would've been puking while trying to clean that! lol I hope it was a one time thing & the rest of you don't get sick!

skyewriter said...

Something that comes to mind at this moment is "barf o'rama" from "Stand by Me".

I sometimes laugh when others do it. Does that make me a mean person?

In my previous life working in an Orthodontic Clinic I was puked on regularly taking impressions. The projectile vomit was the worst.

Hope Binny is doing okay and that the rest of you stay bug-free.

Middle Aged Woman said...

Was it at least contained on the bed? My daughter used to be able to cover whole walls and floors on her (unsuccessful) trip to the bathroom!

Aliceson said...

It was like a combination of blueberries and feta cheese, in her hair, clothes, stuffed animals (3) floor, wall, bedskirt.

Straight from bed to the tub. Luckily that was it, and she hasn't puked since.

The glamorous life of a stay at home mom.