Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just so you know how we're holding up around here...

So, today was quite the day. Poor Josh felt horrible for most of it, with his lifeless little 4-year-old body sprawled out on the couch in the great room, watching TV. I spent a good part of the day running back and forth from room to room in response to Josh's frantic pleas for help. It would go something like this:

"I'm gonna throw up! I'm gonna throw up!! I'M GONNA THROW UP!!!"

Josh would end this announcement with a scream that could shatter glass.

At this point, I would immediately drop whatever I was doing and sprint for the great room, calling, "Get your bowl! Get your bowl!"

This little scenario played out about 20 times. He only ended up tossing his cookies four times, but that didn't make the other 16 calls for help any less nerve-wracking.

When my husband came home at 6:15 and asked if I was going to karate tonight, my answer was: "Uh, yeah."

I needed a little break.

Josh is bunking next to our bed tonight. I figure this will prevent my having to run at full-tilt down the hall to his room when I hear him screaming, "I'm gonna throw up!" over the monitor. There's nothing quite like being startled out of a sound sleep and immediately forced to sprint. So, I'm trying to make life easier. We'll see what happens.

Ah, stomach virus season.

There truly is no end to the joys you bring.

5 comments:

Jane said...

Glad to see you are back.
I hope your little one is feeling better soon.
We have just got back from the dentist and my 13-year-old just had his tooth out there and then. Ouch - I couldn't watch!

Christina Lee said...

Ohhh the drama with four year olds ;) This sounds all too familiar when my four year old had the stomache flu last month-we were stupid enough to set him up on the couch at first with no precautions under him-duh!!! take care!

mah-meeee said...

i know your pain. since ash grew up as a projectile vomitter, i've gotten her used to using the 'bucket' (aka a plastic small garbage can from target.) now i'm training the baby to use it. she will now hold up her newly purchased 'bucket' and shove it in front of her face.

helps with the dashing for the potty.

stay healthy!

Kellie said...

Oh Michelle!

I know it's been three days since this post but I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am!

I REALLY dislike stomach virus sickness.

Of course I am certain that there isn't a mother alive who "enjoys" them.

Anyway, glad those few days in your life are already finished!

Happy Friday!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Is he feeling better? And what about you. How are you holding up?