Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Double Trouble

It started last night at midnight.

First one, then the other child vomiting (and then some)!

The dreaded, DOUBLE stomach virus.

We recently purchased a new set of bunk beds for The Mayor and The Rooster.

Being the eldest, The Mayor sleeps on the upper bunk.

No one warned us about the perils of bunk beds and tummy flu prior to our purchase.

My poor daughter...

Gravity sucks.

25 comments:

Gappy said...

Ah yes, the 'hit the ground from a great height and splatter effect'.
I know it well...

Stacia said...

We set up bunk beds last week, though they aren't being used yet ... Based on your sage advice, maybe I'll wait till flu season '10 is over to make the switch! (On another note, do your son and daughter do well sharing a room? That's our plan, too.)

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Oh NO!!! Poor Roo. Poor Mayor. Poor YOU!

furiousBall said...

sorry about all that stuff amiga. i never understood the bunk bed thing, i'd either be afraid of falling out or someone crushing me

Meg at Demanding Joy said...

Wow. Thanks for the heads up about that!! Hope everyone's feeling better.

M. Soga said...

Gravity sucks? Or blows (chunks)?

meno said...

So Ralph has the top bunk?

Paula said...

When I was in college, my roommate and I both had loft beds (not sure what they call them these days). She got the stomach flu and didn't quite make it out of her loft before being sick. My suitemates and I took pity on her and helped her clean it up but were sure to inform her that if it had been due to drinking, she'd have been on her own. Here's hoping tonight is a drier night :-).

Sayre said...

Ewww... No one should be thrown up on until they're a drunk college student - or a Mom. I was constantly scrubbing that stuff off of me when Z was little. It was like he held onto it until I picked him up...

Hope your kids (and you) feel better soon!

Kim said...

Wow and wow.

Minnie said...

Oh Man! I would have never thought of that. Poor Roo.

Ali said...

OH. NO.

Kevin Charnas said...

AHH NO!! The poor little ones...

That actually happened to my roommate in college. Although, I don't remember screaming "GET OUT OF THE ROOM! GET OUT OF THE ROOM!" before... hurling.

You see, I was the "Mayor". And he was the "Rooster". But, I didn't have the flu.

Denguy said...

No way! Not the double stomach virus!

Woman with kids said...

Oh, poor Roo!

JoeinVegas said...

Gravity, oh

Mark said...

Poor girls. Hope she is cured from this soon

Maggie said...

oh man. Poor you too. Cleaning up usually sends me into the porcelain throne too.

Gingers Mom said...

That blows. Apparently out both ends. Sorry

J.S. Brooks said...

Wow, my brother and I had bunk beds but never learned of this peril. Lucky us. Memorable moment was when son turned green and projectile vomited across the room while sitting in my lap. Freaked out and called my wife back from the grocery store. Paged her! Of course, son was fine when she arrived home.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the memories! We were away in Hawaii. Both boys being cared for here in CA by good friends. Younger son in upper bunk above her younger son. Stomach flu hit around 8PM. Disaster. She moved him out to the living room -- onto their new white sofa -- situated on their new off-white carpeting -- in the middle of a pre-school parent committee meeting. Further disaster. A mark of her wonderfulness was that we never heard a word about this until we came home to pick him up. Best outcome? Older brother, having been huffy and stand-offish about being cared for by people whose kids he did not know well, became very solicitous and concerned about younger brother's welfare, an attitude which holds true now 20+ years later.

I don't comment often, but I sure do love your family!

Hang in there, parents!

(From Carroll, who is inexplicably having trouble with the Google account sign-in)

amanda said...

Oh! We just unbunked, so happy!

JacknJill said...

I hope the kids are better but that made me laugh hard!

AliBlahBlah said...

Nothing fills me with more parenting terror than a stomach bug. I got so sick a couple of years ago I could have sworn I had cholera. Now however bad it gets I shall think of you and bunk bed splatter, and laugh.

stephen elliott-buckley said...

double puking bites. we had it with 2.5 and .8 year olds. but we were lucky enough to be in a hotel.

dial zero.

please send up two new queen bed sheet sets, we have had a projectile vomit incident.