barf. vomit. hurl. upchuck. blow chunks. toss your cookies. bow to the porcelain god.
this has been my life for the past few days.
thankfully, thank GOD, i haven’t gotten it.
it started with silas, then sean, then lily, and now gracie.
to be honest, its really all my fault.
you see, last week when we were driving home from santa barbara, i felt really nauseous. it soon passed (not pregnant, since i know a few of you will ask ;)), but in my delirium, i mentioned how thankful i was that we/the kids rarely get sick.
I JINXED US.
i’d love to say i don’t believe in jinxing, but really. how many times have you said, “oh the baby is sleeping so well”, then not more then 10 seconds later does said baby start crying? or, “the kids are playing so nicely together.” 5-4-3-2-1: “MOMMYYYYYYY! SHE HIT MEEEEEEE!”
so yes, i believe in jinxing.
and this was all my fault.
and it wouldn’t be so bad, if we were at home.
now robbers, don’t bother going to my house to ransack all my thrifted goodness, ’cause i know you want it, but people will be at my house even though i’m not. it might be awkward. for you. just wanted to save you time and embarrassment. you’re welcome.
so where are we? when we’re not throwing up in the car, we are currently in san francisco. we decided to travel a bit with sean for work and woke up in glorious sacramento this morning (in a $500 room for $90, thankyouverymuch priceline!). then this afternoon we made our way over to the city and we’ll hopefully get to explore a little over the next couple days. i thought we were in the clear – no one had been sick since around 4 this afternoon (btw, a paper lunch bag lined with a small plastic trash bag works excellent as a barf bag in the car. or at the valet desk. wherever you happen to be sick.) but one of the kiddos just woke up sean, alerting him to the imminent danger, and now our room smells like vomit. and i’ve been scrubbing it out of bedding, carpet, clothes, luggage, hands and hair for the last 45 minutes. do you think the hotel is going to be happy when we request a room change tomorrow? i don’t think i can handle the stink beyond tonight.
the kids have been awesome through all this. they have hardly complained and have been really sweet to each other. silas has asked to pray a number of times for his sisters. this whole throwing up thing is really new to them, because really gracie had only thrown up once or twice when she was just a toddler, lily never i don’t think, and silas once in his crib. now you are starting to see why we deserve this! i’m doing my best to keep things happy and light-hearted, but the nastiness is starting to get to me.
here i sit, in a vomit-stenched room, just payed $15 for internet, with 4 sickos behind me, who haven’t enjoyed a meal in a couple days, while i have selfishly been eating every last bite of my food, even sneaking twix and rollos, ok and gummy worms, when they weren’t looking. but maybe i haven’t really been so selfish at all, maybe i see each meal as “the last supper”, ’cause there’s a good chance their fate will be mine any minute.
i’m sure you’ll all excuse me for not having pictures in this post.
*on a happy note, i got to go into anthropologie tonight (a block from our hotel – eeeek!) and it was magical. as always.*