when life hands you vomit….

March 29, 2013 in Blessings, Blog, Family, Fivethings Friday, Kids, Love by lindsaymwright

…make lemonade.

And then gift it to your worst enemy.


So Henry was sick yesterday with the stomach flu.  If you don’t have children, you should know something.  Kids don’t exactly make it to the toilet when they’re sick.  It’s almost as if the vomit is attracted to the cleanest object it can find.  Like legal documents.  Or your favorite rug.

It’s a science of some sort.  Or witchery.

What Do You Do When….

When he tells you his belly hurts…

…immediately find a trash can.  Then throw it aside and give him your clean shoulder.  Without a doubt, the vomit will land there anyway.  That’s what you do.

When he insists that he isn’t sick and that he can play Fruit Ninja on your phone….

….don’t trust him.  Or do and then spend the next little while cleaning your iPhone with Lysol and a Q-Tip.  That’s what you do.

When someone offers to whisk your other (healthy) child away….


….let them!  Then pay them in Chobani.  (thanks Maddy!)  That’s what you do.

When he asks for food…

…breathe a little because it means he must be feeling better.  Then choose wisely – you’ll be cleaning this food off your clean shoulder here in a bit.  That’s what you do.

When your child is sick but you’re supposed to sub a 5:30pm Bootcamp class….

…you get a sub for yourself.  Because family comes first.  That’s what you do.

When he asks to watch “Spaceship Star Wars”…


…let HIM pick it out of the bunch because you have no idea how to differentiate between “spaceship star wars” or “robot one” or “rancor one.”  That’s what you do.

When he naps…

…let Tony Horton take care of you.  Sweat = sanity.  That’s what you do.

When he wakes up and asks to cuddle…


…you forget about the germs and the future and yourself and you hold that little boy as tight as you possibly can. 

Because that’s just what you do.

Hoping for a better tomorrow!  Happy Weekend, friends!  Soak it up!!

QUESTION:  When was the last time you were sick??  Fill in the blank – When life hands you lemons, ____________.