Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You Know It's Bad When...

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...

24 comments:

SignGurl said...

This made me laugh. The whole Diana quotation makes this story the best!

Glad she's on the mend and that you are able to have some Lime time.

G-Man said...

I hate puke, and all talk of puke!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Craver Vii said...

Awww...

Suldog said...

It's always a horrible moment when you realize that the bad smell is coming from yourself.

Cosima said...

Aiya! Sounds like it was a horrible ordeal for Diana. I am glad she is on the road to recovery.

I hate it when little man gets sick and I feel absolutely helpless and can't make all better.

S said...

LOL First thing that came to mind was, "how can she do that to Gman!?"

LOL

Im glad shes feeling better.
One must always be careful of blanket floofing!

VE said...

Throwing up? What a lame excuse to miss school. You can easily tie and extra large barf bag to your face and still get a productive school day out of it! Those pampered kids in school these days! ;)

Mona said...

Poor G!

Er.. poor Diana! I am glad she is doing better now!

Get her some liver tonic She will not feel queasy plus, she will gain some color!

ciara said...

this made me laugh...glad she's feeling better :)

Kathryn said...

Wow. That is pretty bad when your own stentch makes you vomit. Yipes.

Glad she is feeling better.

Cocotte said...

That is a very bad day. Hope no one else in your house catches it.

lecram said...

Glad she's better and feisty again. Yeah, illness does bring out the worst (odor-wise) in us, don't they? Though it is a great reminder of our humaness... and we do need that slap-down once in a while. Cheers!

Desmond Jones said...

Yup, what Kathryn said. . .

Pretty bad when your own stink makes you puke. . .

Hope she's feelin' better. . .

Missy said...

Here's to feeling better, puke free days, and more showers for kids!!

mssolitaire said...

LMAO.... wow... but you know, I've been there! :)

Yay for healthy kids!

citizen of the world said...

Oh yeah - nothing like a throwing up kid.

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Moosekahl said...

Why is it that ginger ale and saltines taste good when you are sick? I still buy myself those two items when I'm sick. In fact, i pretty much drink ginger ale for all sorts of ailments...headaches, cramps, homesickness, hangovers, the flu.

Glad to know D is back to herself.

NYD said...

Ooohooh that smell. Can you smell that smell...


Good to know that your little one is making a recovery and returning to her normal feistiness

barman said...

I thought the only reason not to blanket floofing was when a guy was present. Your telling me women can participate too? Wow.

I hate it when you realize the smell is coming from you. I have had that happen a couple of times when I was at work. I could not wait for lunch so I could go home and destinkify myself.

Glad Diana is doing better. And you bad, bad Mom kicking a daughter when she is down... hehehehe. You two have a wonderful relationship most of the time.

Seamus said...

I'm glad she got over herself!!!!!! LOL!

(M)ary said...

Poor Sweetie! I am glad she is feeling better.

coopernicus said...

I hate when the kids are sick..it's that whole helplessness thing. Glad she's turned the corner and smells better

Jocelyn said...

How can she manage to be charming when barfing?

It's a gift. Genetic, no doubt.