Diana stayed home from school yesterday because she was throwing up. She came out of her room at a normal time to get ready, wandered over to me and put her head in my lap before announcing, "I just puked up everything I ate yesterday." I simply told her to go back to bed.
She's actually a fairly easy sick person. Ever since she has been very little she just sleeps until she is better, with brief interludes for food intake and waste output. She stayed in bed for several hours before emerging to once again turn her stomach inside out. I announced I had purchased ginger ale and saltines for her dining pleasure. She groaned gratefully, took some with her, and returned to bed for several more hours.
By dinner time she seemed to have turned a corner and was looking for something slightly more substantial to ingest. She said she wasn't feeling horrible anymore. I said that was good since she still looked horrible. (Yes, I am a bad mom but she is so pale to begin with, when she looses what little color she has she looks absolutely deathly...plus her hair was on end...plus it was a test to see if she'd retaliate...the true test of Diana's wellness.) She retorted briefly before announcing that what was really wrong was she SMELLED horrible. I concurred.
"No, Mom. I really mean it. When I woke up this morning I didn't feel so good and I turned over to curl up in a ball but when I did I floofed my covers and caught a whiff of myself. That's when I ran to the bathroom to puke. I smell BAD! I spent all day in bed making sure I didn't floof my covers again because now I had my own bad stink PLUS puke stink."
"So you're saying this all could have been averted with basic hygiene?"
That's when she told me I was just plain horrible and I knew she had recovered. (In my defense, we both laughed ourselves silly over the exchanged.)
I am happy to report she managed to keep food down, bathe, and get to school today.
*For those of you who volunteered for parts in the Movie Meme, I am hoping to be ready to post that tomorrow. Stay tuned...