Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Warning label: Contains Inconceivable Levels of Grotesqueness

I was feeling invincible. Sure I had battled a constant nagging sickness for three weeks. It was something that felt like I was sure to live with for at least a dozen years. I had resigned myself to get used to the feeling of being slightly under the weather. When you never get enough rest and are exposed to an insane number of germs, this is to be taken for granted.

Then a new bug emerged. First Buttercup got this awful strain of yuck. Then Colin. Little did I know that Strawberry was starting to fall ill. After a particularly long day, I crashed next to her and was awoken by projectile vomit Into. My. Mouth. I will be using this episode for the next fifteen years. No you cannot go to the movies with Isabella because you puked in my mouth. No you cannot go on the school ski trip because you puked in my mouth. No you cannot have those new designer jeans because you puked in my mouth.

Three days after this horrific experience I still was feeling like I might escape this nasty bug. Not so. I'm down for the count. Yesterday I couldn't even sit up. I couldn't imagine sleeping any longer so today I decided to give it a go but I hurt. Everywhere. I will be toasting good health this season with zealous vitality.

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17 Singing the blues:

ewe are here said...

Eeeew.

Isn't being a mom oh so glamorous?

metro mama said...

I had a nasty bug a couple of weeks ago. Not fun. Hope you're better in time for the holidays.

Kristin said...

I laughed. I'm sorry, I'm still laughing.

But you're right, it is your total Ace in the Hole for the rest of her life!

This is Kristin from Eva Las Vegas, btw... I am having beta issues.

Nancy said...

Ewww. I have so far managed to escape the vomit in the mouth (knock strongly on wood.)

Hope you are feeling better soon.

chelle said...

ew ew ew ew ew ew ew! Becs is not well either but through some grace of luck I have yet to experience illness to the same degree as your experience! Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Eeeewwww! That's nasty! But kinda funny, though. :)

- Mrs. Chicky

ali said...

oh my god.
i'm dying for you.
seriously.

Mother Bumper said...

OMG... OMG... I hear you on restraining yourself from using that as potential blackmail material for the future - so.very.hard.to.resist.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

nomotherearth said...

My god. We must have the same thing over at Casa Earth. Have you read my recent post?

Pukey.

mamatulip said...

Oh, good grief. That's like, the lowest common denominator perk of the job.

When Julia was tiny she and I were lying on the bed, facing each other. She spit up and a little bit of it went in my mouth. No fun, and it wasn't anything near projectile vomit. ((you))

Awesome Mom said...

Eeewwww! I hope that I never have to endure something like that. The worst that has happened to me was getting coated in infant spit up. I hope you feel better soon!

Jenifer said...

Ack, my daughter did that to me when she was an infant...and nothing, I mean NOTHING, tastes worse that curdled-mixed-with-stomach-acid-baby formula.

I **shudder** at the memory.

Anonymous said...

Tried to comment here yesterday..having lots of trouble with Beta...sorry!

Anyway, my condolences to you! OMG, that is awful! You just described my worst nightmare....hope you are all feeling better soon! :)
Pattie

lildb said...

oh, doll.

god. I just can't fathom how nasty you've been feeling.

ugh.

and look at you - helping push the auction even when you're deathly ill.

hugging you.

sunshine scribe said...

No fun. I hope you are feeling better soon. Little Sunshine caught a nasty bug and I lay in waiting hoping it doesn't find its way over to me.

Hang in there my friend.

Wendy said...

Eww, yucky! Being a Mommy is so much fun some times hey? Hope you're feeling better now. It's been similar around these parts lately also. We had to take a 3:00 a.m. trip to the emerg recently due to Cooper's rampant poo-poo, barfing and pink eye...in both eyes. He was then generous to share his germies with me. Happy fun time enjoyed by all!

Alley Cat said...

Now that I've stopped laughing (near you, not at you), I can't help but wish you had that memory zapper from Men In Black.