Friday night we went out for supper. Halfway into it, daughter said her tummy hurts. Not uncommon.
Saturday: she is sick all day. I know my son is next because he keeps grabbing her cup and drinking the remains of her juice.
Sunday: daughter feels better. Son is doing okay. 11 PM son wakes up. Pukes all over me, dad, floor, blankets.
I spend the next hour dozing on the recliner. I go to bed around 1 AM. Spent the rest of the night waking up, holding the pail for him only to find he doesn’t actually puke. So at 6:30 I don’t grab the bucket. Yeah that was the time.
Change my clothes, his clothes, grab a dry blanket and head for the futon.
When the alarm goes off, daughter says she still feels gross. I call the school and tell them she’s not coming.
My daughter being older is independent is harder to comfort, she doesn’t snuggle or hug. My son is being clingy but he’s harder to deal with the fact that he can’t eat or drink.
So parents out there, any tips for dealing with sick children?