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Sick Day

It started last night just before 10 PM. I heard a loud whoosh followed by a big cry. Marc rushed upstairs to Ari’s room. A moment later, I heard, “Stace! I’m gonna need your help.” That didn’t sound good. Nothing looked good when I walked into Ari’s room. He had thrown up all over his crib. I’ll spare you the rest of the details.

In the next three hours, there were three additional vomiting episodes, four baths, two baths, and one trip to Giant to buy more carpet cleaner.

It is 1:20 PM on Monday. Here’s what I’ve done today:

  • Showered myself and Ari (You feel better when you’re clean!)
  • Ran many loads of laundry (I haven’t folded anything.)
  • Kept Ari hydrated (He won’t eat.)
  • Begged Stanley Steemer to come this afternoon to clean the carpets in three rooms. (They should be here by 5!)

That’s it. I have a 4/1 deadline that I’m in decent shape with. I needed to work on some edits today, but I’m not feeling too well as of noontime. Therefore, Ari and I are hanging on the couch until further notice.

We are watching “Super Why.”

21 thoughts on “Sick Day

    1. I feel like I had no choice. To give you an idea about the folding… it took over a half hour last night. That’s how many loads of laundry I had to do because of all of the clothes and towels we went through cleaning up the messes.

  1. Oh… this is one part of toddlers I do not miss. Enjoy Super Why & hope you both feel better soon. Also: impressed that you got a slice out of toddler vomit. That is actually incredible.

  2. The day I realized my children can now predict when they are going to vomit soon enough to make it to the bathroom was a fabulous day indeed! Hope you both feel better soon, and that it doesn’t spread to the other two family members.

    1. Ha! Your comment inspired me to remind Isabelle that if she felt sick last night (Thankfully, she’s okay!), then she should puke in the garbage can or toilet. She looked at me and said, “I know that!” Isn’t the 5+ age lovely?

  3. The only thing worse than having a sick baby is when you’re sick, too. Hope you both are already on the mend! Glad you took the time to rest and catch up on Super Why.

    1. I still don’t feel great, but I think it’s from taking care of a sick child. I’ll take it. (BTW: We’re watching “Super Why” again. Perhaps he’ll learn to read by the end of the week!)

  4. I hope the illness is short-lived. And that the rest of the family benefits from the quick clean-up. You are such a good mom. I love reading your stories.

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