Saturday, November 8, 2008

The pukes

I do have a picture of myself, lounging (well, really less lounging and more collapsed) in bed next to the Puke Bowl, (Doesn't every family have a Puke Bowl, necessary to capitalize?) but I decided in one of my saner moments, NOT to publish it on the web. "The pukes," as we call them around here (choosing our favorite of all the synonyms of vomit--what's your favorite?), have whirlwinded through our family, leaving only John unscathed. Yuck!
However, this being November, and me needing to get my "attitude of gratitude" into gear, I would like to share the things I am grateful for, even about the pukes:
1. It was John's day off when I first succombed to kneeling before the porcelain throne, and he cheerfully spent the time bonding with Baby Bella.
2. Both of my older girls know to try to make it to the toilet or the Puke Bowl, thus minimizing the mess.
3. Annabel never got really dehydrated, so we pulled through without a trip to the doctor (I HATE going to the doctor--ironic, isn't it?).
4. It only takes one (fairly intense) morning work session to clean the mess my children can create when unsupervised for an entire day.
5. We were all stocked up on yogurt and Gatorade (Meijer is having a great sale on Yoplait this week), so I used the Gatorade and the girls ate nothing but yogurt all day yesterday. Neither of us could have been happier.

21 comments:

Mags said...

five things

1. we say puke
2. the Puke Bowl is blue
3. I miss meijer
4. i hate going to the dentist
5. you are a champ

Lyle said...

I prefer "blow chunks."

Emilee said...

Dad, I know you do. That is my LEAST favorite of the possibilities.

Story Family said...

Oh, no! Darn it, Em. There really is nothing worse than throw-up (that's what we refer to it as most of the time).

Hope you're all feeling better now. NOT fun.

Sara said...

Oh yuck. I'm sorry you fell victim to the barfs. At least this time you didn't have to suffer in my hallway in the middle of the night. (Oh that was so awful. I'm still sorry about that one!)

I'm glad it is over. (Fingers crossed.)

John said...

I too prefer "blow chunks" but have been forbidden to use it when someone is in fact at risk of blowing chunks as it exacerbates the situation. If everyone is stable I can use it but only sparingly.

Lyle said...

How about "spew?"

Lyle said...

If you get the urge to wax poetic about your experience, "barf" and "upchuck" are nice because of their rhyming antonyms, "snarf" and "downchuck."

Lyle said...

"Hurl" and "heave" are nice if you are big on alliteration.

Lyle said...

"Womit" identifies you as a farmer in a very particular part of England.

Denise said...

okay, all those names of throw up are nasty and make me want to hurl. We say throw up and all the others are just horrible. I'm sorry you're sick and that all of you got it. I hope it was a quick one. We haven't had that for a while now so now you have me worried that we're next!!!

stooberthepoober said...

heave

Mags said...

i do believe the phrase "blow-chunks" is of itself one of the causes of "the pukes."

Pilltar said...

Two more. The always tasteful "regurgitate" and the overly optimistic "toss cookies."

The Brady Bunch said...

Emilee,
We got hit the same time. It took us four days to recover. By the end I couldn't even look at crackers, soup, and sprite. It went through Ryan, Luke and Matt. IT was a bad one. I have know Idea where it came from. I am glad we are past it and are moving on. The worst was the beautiful days we had to stay in for.

Emilee said...

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the two sides of my dad:
*The dignified, intelligent district court judge who just won his retention election
*and his inner deacon, delighted by all things gross. :)
Dad, I think you really hit your stride there with "womit."

Mags said...

who is pilltar? is that you dave? overly optimistic toss cookies, is one i will save.
i think your dad got his "inner deacon" from years of actually being one with my dad. 20 or so. years that is.

Ruth said...
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Lyle said...

Sorry, Ruth. The rarely used (in southeastern Utah) "ralph." Or the linguistically fascinating "egest."

Lyle said...

Pilltar is Dallin. However, in this case it was Lyle. While I'm here, how about the delicately phrased "sick up?"

Larissa said...

Oh gosh. I can't decide if the post or the comments are funnier! You can't go wrong with "barf", but I'm loving "ralph" and "toss cookies". So classic! I'm glad you guys are feeling better!