So I get done posting my blog, head downstairs, and Luke informs me he's feeling better (although Tony did have a bowl next to him....just in case). He had eaten some peaches and lemonade for breakfast and now just wanted to snuggle. My little boy curled up on my lap, told me "Mama, I love you." Then proceeded to throw up all over me. Yes, laugh, go ahead. I know one day I will, too, and I already see the humor in it, but I'm not actually finding it funny yet.
I immediately yelled, "LUKE! TONY!" and shoved him off my lap as he continued. Most of the rest went into the bowl and he says he's doing much better now. Running around (not as much as usual). Hungry (restricted to saltines and chicken soup right now). And right now is nap time. (And Tony took off for the farm...please, God, no more humor or stretching for me right now, okay????)
I love my wonderful husband who cleaned up most of the mess and stayed with the kids while I went to town to run errands (and took as long as possible). My first stop was a neighbor's who had already read my blog and laughed and commiserated with me when I told her what happened. She is just like me and has a wonderful hubby who cleaned things up for their brood when they were growing up. SHE understands what I'm going thru! I stopped at the bank, dropped some things off at other places, then stopped at church where I started talking with another dear friend....and lost it. She just wrapped her arms around me and prayed for me and Tony and the kids and me again and really helped.
Why is this so difficult? Why am I such a wimp about this?
I did find out a not-quite-24-hour bug is going around and went through at least one family at church already last week. The mom told me the trick is to make sure you get lots of sleep, don't drink many fluids during this time (although logic says otherwise), but after about 12 hours or so, the worst is over and you just need rest. I'm hoping no one else will get or at least it will be quick and merciful! Tony did call in to tell his AWANA director that we'd all be staying home tonight...make sure nothing is spread to the rest of the kids!