Thursday, November 12, 2009

PukeFest 09

This morning, little kid barfed all over the kitchen table, a box of doughnuts, 2 chairs, a window and about 100 square feet of the family room.

Yeah, I feel sorry for him, that's awful he's sick...but no one should have to go through that kind of clean up process. No one. Especially not me. All alone. My walls and chairs dripping in puke.

I quickly put a shocked little kid in the tub and came back to survey the damage. I gathered some towels and covered the worst of the puddles, still in shock and unsure of what course of action was going to be necessary. I went back to the bathroom to observe little kid playing happily in the tub and then back to the contaminated area to observe the towels not doing much. I got a string mop and a bucket and hot water and bleach and sort of swabbed the whole area down, yelling out every minute or so to check on little kid. Naturally, the swabbing made everything a big bleachy puddle-like mess and ruined the jeans little kid had been wearing but I'm fine with that--I felt better about the distance gained thanks to the mop handle.

I went back over everything with spray cleaner and rags once I got him out of the tub and it's probably cleaner than it usually is, but I still feel like that whole section of the house is contaminated. I might never eat at that table again.

Mr. Ashley threw up this morning before work, so we're probably gearing up for a PukeFest Spectacular around here this weekend (because it always happens on the weekend, right?). I want no part of it.

little kid seems fine now, rifling through drawers, refusing to put pants on, abusing the ice maker and my cat, sneaking batteries into his room, you know, the usual stuff, but he doesn't let minor set backs like projectile vomiting slow him down, so that's not a good indicator of whether or not there will be more puking in my future.

I hope not. I know chances are slim but I really hope not.

14 comments:

JenniferAnne said...

Yuck...I'm guessing BK wasn't around for this? I can't imagine how he would've reacted had he been nearby...Or worse - at the table WITH lk. Yikes!

Good luck with your weekend. Poor Ashley.

Mommy Wis(h)dom said...

See what happens when you ask for appreciation for vacuuming/mopping. I swear my kids wait til I mop the floors to spill drinks, etc. So goes the life of a Mom I guess. I hope you dont get it. Nothing worse than cleaning up other people's puke while you are running for the bathroom yourself. Good luck! Hope everyone feels better soon.

Theresa said...

I am not very good with vomit - usually end up contributing to the mess after I get a whiff of it. Yick. I don't envy you at all.

Jennifer said...

Something similar happened to me the other night. Luckily I was in the bathroom. I was holding Bud. The first time I managed to hold him over the bathtub. The second time... not so much. We were both covered. I just stepped in the tub, after rinsing of course and bathed us both at the same time.

Stereos and Souffles said...

Time to move.

Sasha said...

I get all "Stand By Me" when I witness puke. And I have totally done the "just stand there and look at it and hope it disappears" think as well.

Updated on my new (old now because it was over a month ago I vowed to do it) discipline plan: I bought a posterboard to use for the reward chart. Three days ago. And it's still in my van.

Melissa said...

A child projectile puking is near the top of the It Sucks to be a Parent When.... list. It's a good thing when they get old enough to feel it coming and take affirmative action to contain their own mess.

Hope you are spared from future clean-ups.

Impoverished Preppy said...

Dear lord... puts the piddly little puddle of dog vomit I cleaned up this morning into perspective. Hope your household gets healthy soon!

queenstella said...

I'm a nurse and it still gags me out when my kid pukes. DH insists I should clean it, "because you're used to it." I'm sick of that rationale.

Ned said...

Damn puke sucks. Hope it leaves your house quick!

Doodles said...

i am so sorry that is happening at your house. I had to deal with an impacted 6 year old thank God I worked as CNA and assisted in removing impacted adults. How ever much harder to do on your own child.... not sure which is worse.. Hope both get better soon.,

Doodles said...

I am sorry that had to happen at your house. It's never fun. I got to deal with an Impacted 6 year old. Not at the top of the mommy fun things list either. At least for me we don't have much carpeting so clean up of the puke would have been rather easy. HUGS

peggy and The Cats said...

Just a FYI - Buy some cat litter (Worlds Best is the best) dump it on the puke and in about 5-10 minutes it's all in clumps you can sweep up. Then a quick bleach mop job....

M said...

Oh wow, good luck with that.

Just imagine how nice it's going to be when Big Kid gets it. Cue freak out.

Poor little feller. Hope it doesn't spread to the other 50% of the household!