Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's Not a Party Til Someone Barfs

Oh my gosh! I totally forgot the most awesome thing that happened at the party! Clay came up to me toward the end of the party and asked, "Why does my stomach hurt?"

I told him, "Because you've eaten too much cake, candy and cookies and you've been running around like a maniac all night."

A little later, he came up to me and complained that his tummy was still hurting. I told him to sit down and rest for a bit.

A little later still, I was cleaning up stuff after the party. As I took a load out to my car, Clay, already outside by Joe, said, "I feel like throwing up."
Being the awesome, concerned mom I am, I said, "Well do it outside!"

About 60 seconds later - BBBBAAAARRRRFFFFFFFF! Splat all over the sidewalk. I ran back inside. Seriously, you've never seen a fat lady move so fast. Joe cleaned up Clay (and the sidewalk). Happy birthday, hon!

Thankfully, after losing all his dinner cake and cookies and crap, Clay felt 100% better and has been fine since.

28 comments:

Rick said...

That was the absolute, right, correct, on target thing to say. Go barf outside on the sidewalk.

Turn on the hose and woosh!! You're done!

Good Mommy! You're a good Mommy.

Marly said...

What a sweet heart to get his daddy a present!
My 6 year just threw up on the sidewalk on Tuesday. His daddy got to clean it up too. So sweet of them.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I didn't know that it wasn't a party until someone barfs. I'm so glad to be informed. I'd hate to go through life, thinking I'd partied when actually I hadn't. Thanks for alwasy being so willing to keep the public up to date on things.

Wendy said...

LOL Isn't that the way it always is? At least you know it was too much cake, and that you didn't contaminate all of your guests with salmonella or the flu.

Jenn loves Derek said...

Rick,
Usually I would agree with you, but I tell my kids to get their butts to the bathroom. It is the only time I tell my daught er to "lift the seat" and put your head down. This is eeicient to me. It does not get on the kids and one flush and your done!

elclang said...

did he literally lose his crap? because that usually happens to my poor kid when he barfs.

john j. said...

wowzer, what a day!

Brenda said...

My kids have mostly outgrown the barfing stage. It seemed like someone was dong it all the time when they were younger.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Lucky us! My son did the same thing on Saturday night, too!

My husband took the kids to a local Oktoberfest and they ran around like maniacs, jumped on the moon bounce and generally acted like lunatics. This after already having gymnastics classes in the morning and going to their big sister's soccer tournament all afternoon. My husband brought the boys home at 9:30 (9:30!!! Bedtime is 8:00!) and said they're all yours and ready to go to bed.

Son #1 says, "Mom, I don't feel so good." Well, what did your dad get you for dinner at this Oktoberfest? Brats? A hot dog? Corn on the cob, perhaps? Nope. Glassy-eyed son replies "Water, and candy." Brilliant.

Not five minutes later I hear him panting in the bathroom. I go running in to hear " Mom, I baaaarrrrrffffeedd...

Poor little guy! At least he got it all in the toilet so no gross clean-up for me. A cool shower, clean jammies and two gigantic bowls of Cheerios later he was good as new and ready for bed.

Sheesh! The things we do, I tell ya.

-Beth in MI

Mary G said...

Too funny. I teach computers and I tell kids that they are not allowed to throw up or bleed in the lab! I'm really nice about it :)! If they tell me they feel like throwing up, I say something really compassionate like, "Well, then leave!"

Monica said...

HAHAHAHAH...That is what always happens to me. My son always thinks he has to throw up when he just needs to burp. So I end up giving him a line like that too, and then he really does loose his lunch and I feel bad. One time he was sitting on my lap after drinking a LOT of a red substance and mac and cheese, he said he was going to throw up and I said "OK" and then he projectile vomited all over me by the gallons. My husband still makes fun of me for that one.

Sarah said...

See, here I was wondering how you managed to make sure that all six didn't eat too much crap so they didn't get sick? I have a hard time with my three and one can't walk yet. I still think you are superwoman to have pulled all that off.

Brooke said...

Oh, puking outside, what a GREAT idea!!! My kids always yack at night, in bed... MY bed.

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

I love that he listened to you and actually threw up outside. That would have been no fun if it were inside.

Glad to hear he felt better after losing all the party food.

Rebeckah said...

I love how you say in your about me statement that you are changing lives one diaper at a time : ). So cute : )! I also love your clever stories. I can't wait to read more. I wish you did have an Alice. That would totally rock!

scarlett said...

The exact same thing happened to my daughter! On the last day of camping with the in-laws, she ate a bowl of cereal, 2 pop tarts, a donut, cantaloupe and she found the koolaid mix and was eating that too. (DH and I were packing and she was shmoozing all the other adults individually for all the goodies. She snuck the koolaid.) We got all packed up and decided to hit the BK drive thru. DD ate her apples and promptly threw up all over herself with no warning. DISGUSTING!!!

Mabunny said...

Good thing he barfed outside... I could handle that a bit better than if he had done it inside. One time at a funeral when I was 5, I felt funny, but someone was in the bathroom, so I went and threw up all over my mom standing in the kitchen talking to her friends.
No one wanted to sit next to me on the way home...

AmyFinSD said...

You have to love the "My tummy hurts" moments...they are almost always followed fairly closely by vomit. Oh, the joys of motherhood!:)

Mrs. Bob said...

I love it. That would so be my luck if I tried a party like that!

As for the kid being sick, good call with the outside.

I was babysitting once when I was still in school and the oldest girl (almost 12!) was eating a pear while we were watching a movie and decided to go to the bathroom. She comes back out to tell me she threw up.

Great.

I go in to find out that instead of throwing up in the toilet, she threw up in the sink. And had the plug in.

Ugh.

I left it for her parents.

Don't you wish I babysat for you? ;)

Mystii said...

WOOHOO Dawn! I just got a notice from Amazon.com telling me they had a shipping date for your book - Estimated arrival date: 10/24/2008 - 11/13/2008. Is that really happening? I thought your book wasn't being released until next year.

- Confused in Woodridge

Teapot said...

How funny!!!

Tina said...

I've never in my life met someone who was as paranoid of barf as I am. I hate it. I get woozy reading that someone has the flu because I'm afraid the germs will get to my family. I was literally relieved when I read it was just "too much junk" because that means I can't catch it all the way here in NC from you up there in IL. I know, I need therapy. Wish they had something for someone like me!

Karla with a K said...

I have a few who "party till they puke," too. Outside is a good idea... unless it's winter and the ground is icy. My son ran out my SIL's back door after trying all the food and drinking some kind of pink punch as a chaser. The pink splashed all over the ground and froze to it. Hate to say glad it wasn't at my house. (But I am.)

Also, the puppy we just got pukes (and is gassy, too.) My oldest commented how she "fits right in with our family!"

Morrighan said...

Erm...just to be clear. When I mentioned the Cake Wrecks blog the other day, I wasn't implying that your cakes are, you know, wrecks. It reminded me of you because the writing is witty, as is yours.

I can't even bake one so you're pretty much up my scale.

:)

Mummy McTavish said...

My 1 (nearly 2, Boohoo) year old was at a little friends party, there was a picnic mat with all the food for kids to come and go from. Everyone else came and ate and went and played and came and ate and...He sat and ate and ate and ate and then moved his plate aside, puked down his front, moved his plate back and kept eating... he had more room now after all. The kids all class!!!

Kellie said...

FUNNIEST. EVER. I'M CRYING!!!

Michelle said...

a) Puke outside
b) Puke inside on carpet
c) Puke on Mom trying to get to a bathroom

Yep, you made the right choice. And I'm right there with you running into the house to let me husband clean it up!

funny pictures said...

Hahah, very funny

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