This is What Monday Looks Like

So I started off the day not too badly for having all the kids at home this week on vacation. My husband looked very handsome as I sent him off to work, he smelled good too. I had a nice cup of coffee and I got a lot of writing done yesterday.

And then…

I hear the distinct sound of a kid puking. Moms you all know this sound. Dread creeps through me and I look around the corner and see my oldest not only spraying vomit, but running around the living room and then hitting his sister head on with it. Shocked screams ensue from her as she’s standing, her arms out and glaring at her brother. I’m yelling at him to stop running and the middle kid is dressed in his spider man costume and gagging.

I order that one NOT to vomit and look at the living room, eyes watering. Sent oldest kid upstairs to his bathroom, start the water for a shower and get the washing machine running. Toss daugher in the shower in my bathroom after undressing her and trying not to join the party myself. I’m SUCH a sympathetic gagger. I got her cleaned up, dried off, changed. Got the oldest cleaned up and changed and I send him to his bed. Got the washer filled up and going and then I head into the garage for the rug cleaner – not the big kind, which I WILL rectify this upcoming weekend, but we have a spot cleaner kind. Sigh. I clean up the living room and cripes, of course they had all sorts of toys out and then have to get on my hands and knees to use the rug cleaner.

Sigh. By the time I was done and had run the washer, two showers and the rug cleaner, the water for MY shower was tepid.

Kiddo number one is sleeping and I’m just hoping whatever he has does not spread to the others.

Happy Monday!

OH – in actual happy news – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACI BURTON!!

11 comments to “This is What Monday Looks Like”

  1. Cathy M
    February 18th, 2008 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Oh man, Lauren, I am so sorry. I am a sympathetic gagger too, plus when my boys were young, when one would throw up, the other one would scream bloody murder. They said it was because they would get scared, but I figured it was that whole empathy gene that twin’s have. I sure don’t miss those days…

  2. Christine
    February 18th, 2008 at 2:47 pm · Link

    I had a similar incident Thursday night while I had company but it was w/ poop and my youngest. I thought it was only contained to his room but I was wrong as I found out later as I found handprints throughout the house and the laundry 2 comforters, pjs and sheets. Along w/ the regular laundry I thought I would never finish this week.

  3. Janet H
    February 18th, 2008 at 4:29 pm · Link

    I DO NOT miss it. Mine are grown and I do not miss those times. My sympathies, ladies.

  4. Jessie
    February 18th, 2008 at 5:09 pm · Link

    sound like quite a monday! I hope he feels better Lauren

  5. Pamk
    February 18th, 2008 at 6:26 pm · Link

    I am so sorry that is so not fun. Why is it they are always very far away from the bathroom or a garbage can when they get that kind of virus. I don’t usually get sick but hubby does.

  6. Shelli Stevens
    February 18th, 2008 at 8:12 pm · Link

    Oh no! Poor Lauren and family 🙁 That’s no good at all. I’ve been hearing from my nurse friend that the flu season is extremely bad this year. I hope it passes quickly and you don’t catch it. Wash your hands a LOT! LOL.

  7. Tina
    February 18th, 2008 at 8:52 pm · Link

    I sympathize. With my daughters it was always in the car right when I turned onto the street for their daycare. I would suddenly hear this noise and the whining cry of one of my two year olds. I dreaded making that turn at the bus barn! My children were sick every other week from the time I put them into daycare in October to February of the next year! I am thankful to no longer be a teacher and my children have been sick twice since not going to daycare.

  8. Lacy Danes
    February 19th, 2008 at 1:26 am · Link

    Eek Lauren. I have a fear of vomit/puking so just reading your day had me nausous and and slightly dizzy…

    Fingers crossed no one else in the faimly gets it and your son recovers quickly. I also will keep them crossed and hope that my kids don’t too!


  9. Lauren Dane
    February 19th, 2008 at 9:15 am · Link

    Cathy – The middle kiddo is like me and I thought for a moment he was gonna go over too, LOL

    Christine – Oh man!

    Janet – LOL! Yes, I’m pretty sure I won’t miss it either.

    Jessie – He seems to be better today but I’m keeping things very slow. He’s still feverish.

    Pam – I don’t know, it’s one of life’s great mysteries, LOL

    Shelli – Yeah, I’ve been hearing that too. We all got the shot and he’s better today – although still feverish, but I think it’s most likely the flu

    Tina – oh man, car vomit! The worst! Carseats are hell to get totally clean.

    Lacy – I hope your kids stay puke free.

  10. Jaci Burton
    February 19th, 2008 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Oh ew on the pukearama, Lauren! Hope everyone’s feeling better soon, and that you don’t get sick.

    And thank you for the birthday wishes! Come to my blog and check out my present! 😀

  11. Amanda
    February 20th, 2008 at 7:34 am · Link

    My son got carsick on his DS in the middle of no where Scotland, 4 hours from home and 4 hours to our destination. You can imagine how the rest of the trip went.

    I completely understand.