Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tis the season to worship the porcelean throne.

The other day Diana and I had the following conversation:

Me: How was school today?

Diana: It was good, but when we went out to recess Talia barfed all over on the playground, then we went into the cafeteria and Jasmine barfed in her lunch box, and then we went back to class and Alexandra barfed there. It was a crazy, throwing up day.

Me: (throwing up a little in my mouth) That sounds just awful.

Diana: I know and poooooor Mrs. B (school nurse). I feel sooooo sorry for her.

How sweet is that, she felt bad for the school nurse. I spoke to the nurse the next day, and she told me that 9 kids had tossed their cookies that day. And then Diana's teacher came down with it, and had to cancel our parent teacher conference that was rescheduled from when we had a snow day.

So far our house has been spared from this infectious disease, but now that I have posted about it and mocked the Gods of Nausea, I better get the buckets out. People should start puking any minute. Actually, zip lock backs are amazing for containing the mess and smell of vomit. Just so you know, especially in the car. Words to live by. And good thing I just bought a new case. My preparedness just might stave off the fates of murphy's law.


Kristina P. said...

Wow, that does not sound like a fun day!

I work with at-risk youth and my coworker apparently will throw up if she sees throw up, so that means she doesn't have to clean it up. Convenient excuse, I say.

April said...

But it's true Kristina!!! I will throw up if I even see my own throw up or put my head near a toilet (I have a germ-a-phob thing). The hubby has to clean up the vomit.

I LOVE your idea of using zip lock bags NHC!!!!


I am adding that to my year's supply list!!!

PS-Good luck on the avoiding the upchucking season! I am trying not to yak right now just blogging about this.....(shiver)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Great idea for baggies! The throwing up season is the scariest season of all.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I also love the baggies in the car for throwing up idea! You have a mind like a steel trap!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

hee hee I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what happens next.

in time out said...

he ha...sorry to laugh. that was funny. thanks for sharing and hope all get well.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Kristina and April, I think that is a lame excuse. But if it works then I guess you should run with it.

And to everyone else, it really is remakably great in the car. I once had a kid throw up no less than 10 times in one car trip, and it is awesome to just get rid of the smell.

Kris said...

Yuck!! I hate it when I'm at school and it is barfarama day!!

Emily Nice said...

ummm gross! Aren't ziplock bags clear? Its nice that you can seal them up, but do you really want to be able to see the contents? ick feeling queezy thinking about it.

GOOD LUCK ON STAYING HEALTHY! I hate throwing up, probably the worst thing in the world! (exercising is a close second)