Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Dreadful Sickies

Well, Tate's got it now too.  Man, as if these kids haven't been watching too much tv as it is.  I'm soooo lucky with him because he likes to scream when I offer to bring him a bowl.  "DO     NOT      GET     ME    A    BOW-UL!!!!!!!!"  Apparently, if you bring the bowl the vomit will come.  And it's fantastic when these GI bugs are spread out so nicely like this. This way, if the whole family ends up with it, you can be sure to have another two weeks of your life killed in a dreadful, bodily-fluid filled sort of way. 

Not that I'm complaining.  (I NEVER complain ;-)  I know it could be worse.  Two years ago, just before Christmas when I was pregnant with Elle, a rotavirus-like bug blew through this house like a  tornado on crack.  I had just finished 4 months of multiple-barfs-a-day morning sickness like I had never experienced with the boys.  This virus ripped through me in about 12 hours, all during the night and all through which I took care of two boys alternating between losing it at either end every 5 or ten minutes.  We must have gone through every single sheet, blanket, mattress pad, towel and set of pajamas in the house.  I really don't think I slept more than 20 minutes that whole night.  The virus lasted the boys TEN days, left Cal a walking skeleton, started Mike on a month of illness and landed Tate in the hospital for days.  It was more than slightly unpleasant.  

Here is what I've learned in all this:

1.  waterproof crib mattress pads and sheets fit very nicely over two of the cushions on our   couch.  

2.  If you wrap a towel around a pillow...either over or under the pillowcase.... you may save yourself washing pillows

3.  At least children that are really sick are generally not running around being naughty.

4.  No matter how ungreen it may be, bleach smells really good.


Sherrie said...

Do I pray that no one else gets it or that it all just comes more quickly?! Its a fairly mild day, find a couple of windows and open them wide for a bit. And I do agree, I love the clean, germ killing smell of bleach. Praying for you!

nicola said...

clearly my healthy thoughts missed your house and hit someone else's. sending more your way.

beemahoney said...

I love your idea for the couch cushions - although now that I think of it, I have no couch. So sorry for you...