I have learned that having three kids means that there will always be someone sick. I have also learned that the timing of the sickness always happens at the worst possible time. It should not be a shock when I learned that 2 of the kidlets were under the weather today. Of course they are, it is one of the busiest times at work, the start of summer vacation, we are getting ready to go out of town, and we have a sitter lined up for tomorrow night because we have a real date planned. I know a lot can change in 24 hours. I also know that when 1 person in the family gets sick, the rest soon follow.
Warning: The following story is about vomit.
Tonight's episode should have been a scene on a sitcom. I got home from work to see my middle son and Diva laying on opposite ends of the couch. Both were running fevers, but were content watching cartoons. I went downstairs to switch a load of laundry when all of the sudden Chubby Hubby was screaming for help.
Diva said her tummy hurt and just like that, started vomiting and left a puke trail from the living room to the bathroom (Thank God for hardwood floors). Chubby hubby ushered her to the bathroom only to get there and have her puke on him. I was running around with a rag cleaning up the mess and then I heard my son get off the couch. He ran into the bathroom. SPLAT!!!! **pause*** Then came the expletives from Chubby Hubby. He got nailed again....while cleaning up Diva.
If that wasn't bad enough, Diva wiggled her way away from him, ran out of the bathroom and hit the mess on the floor and did a home run type slide out the bathroom and into the Hallway. My son was crying, she was crying, my whole main level was splattered and my house smelled like bile. All we could do at that point was giggle. There we were, stunned by the chaos and covered in barf. There certainly is never a dull moment with children. Tonight will definitely go down in the archives.
I am saying little prayers that the rest of us do not get sick and that our plans remain intact.
Because of the series of events that occurred tonight, I skipped my 3 mile run. I should have done Shred or something but I didn't. I am exhausted and I am hitting the hay!