Today my family is doing our “Bucket List” as a joint effort.
One head in the bucket at a time according to the “puke” list. Hence the term “Bucket List” (You thought I was talking about skydiving and wrestling an alligator, huh?)
Seems everyone in the house has the stomach bug at the same time. At least we are learning to share. That means bucket duty, lysol duty, sprite and crackers duty and major laundry duty for Mom. (Yay Me!)
It started yesterday with the 2yo. She made her grand debut in front of my “puke sensitive” dad who had just come over to visit. My parents helped me get everything cleaned up and hung around until my husband (Mr. Reinforcement) showed up to help. Then they were gone faster than an ice cream cone on a 100 degree day. The 2 yo is a fast learner and in no time learned to just sit on the edge of the sink to do “her business” and use the sprayer to clean it up.
3 hours later the 4 yo started. She is the Meryl Streep of The Puking Academy. High pitched screaming, arms flailing, foot stomping and no regard what-so-ever for aiming. She is best suited to be strapped down on a tarp.
30 minutes into the award winning performance of The Pukemeister, the baby started. No fuss was made, just a surprised “Hey, look what I just did…OH…I can finger paint with this”
The husband made some kind of remark about his super immune system and how he hasn’t been sick a day since 1991.
Insert Karma, Murphy Law or God just laughing at you.
Now everyone is laid out in the floor and it looks like some kind of cult ritual or hangover party from the day before.
I am prancing around the bodies with cans of Lysol, cups of Sprite for re hydration and a new found respect for triage teams.
Did I mention the baby is also teething?