Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stinky kids

Stinky Pete.

I've been thinking a lot about this guy lately.

We've had a stomach bug at our house, now don't everyone start feeling sorry for me. It hasn't been that bad. Jack only threw up twice -in bed (very contained) and Ty hasn't thrown up at all.

The symptoms were:

Day 1 & 2 : Vomit

Day 2 -4: Diarrhea


Yeah, it's potent.

I'm not going to explain the odor, you can all imagine, but I am going to try to get you to understand that FREQUENCY of it.

All the "Stinkin" time!

We stayed home all day Monday. By the end of the day I was thinking that surely my carbon monoxide detectors were going to think something horrible had happened to all the oxygen in the house.

I got light headed at one point.

It wasn't just one boy. It was two. They were tag teaming it.

Maybe they were playing "War" and I wasn't informed. Why did both kids have to choose to be the machine gun opperator???


My eyes are watering as I remember.

I just kept thinking... that stuff has got to come out at some point... I hope I am prepared when it does! I don't want another book store poop story to put on here.

I won't keep you in suspense much longer. I know most of you have already done the math and are thinking... that was Monday.... today is Wednesday night.... wonder if he passed it yet....

He did. (Jack I'm talking about)

At mother's day out. Score Becca! Yes! One for me! Negative one for Miss Amy.

Poor Miss Amy. She is Jack's beloved MDO teacher.

And... she's pregnant.

No pregnant women should ever have to change another child's diarreah blow-out. -I'm buying her lunch tomorrow (FYI)

Amy calls me in a bit of a panic.

"Becca, this is Amy from MDO.... (pause).... there's been a bit of a disaster up here."

-My first thought is of a story I read in Reader's Digest months ago where a shooter comes into a child's daycare.

"Jack has just had a blow-out all over the place. He got poop all over his pants, shirt, socks, and I was washing his underware out and it got sucked down the toilet! We don't have any clothes for him, so he's just standing here naked and all the kids are looking at him!"


Ok... good... no shooter.

Bad... Jack's standing in the middle of his classroom naked.

I felt like there had to be something that could be done to keep Jack from standing in the middle of the room naked with all the other kids looking at him. But I was still recovering from my shooter thought and couldn't suggest anything. I just said, "Oh, ok. I'll be right there."

I rushed home, grabbed some clothes and headed back to MDO. Amy put Jack in a pull up.

Whew. Glad he had something on.

We dressed him and let him go to the playground since that's where the other kids were. I guess the poop made an impact on the other kids. Jack's friend Noelle came up to me and said:

"Jack went poo-poo everywhere."

Oh, yeah, thanks Noelle.

Poor Miss Amy.


Chris & Sarah said...

That's so funny. Noelle told me all about it, too. I asked what she did at school and apparently that's all she remembered from the day. Nothing about craft time, stories, or playing outside...just poop. You have such a good sense of humor about it. :-)

Dan, Ashleigh, and Isabella said...

O wow! The things I have to look forward to! :) Have they eaten their own poop yet? I've heard that's a pretty common problem.

beccaellis said...

sort of. (Jack)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh....what a story!!! You can tell this one on him for YEARS!! :)