2014… Is it over yet?

charlie-golden-ticket2014 started out with a bang and by bang I mean the endless stomach virus of 2014.  I have dealt with more vomit and diarrhea than I would have ever have thought I would deal with in my life.  Have you ever had a child in diapers with the runs?  Well, let me just say that I will never look at the waterfall of chocolate in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory the same again.  That same waterfall bursted out of my son’s diaper, on to my hands and then on to the ground.  Are you gagging yet?  I screamed, I cried and my daughter laughed at me.  You have not felt fear until you have looked into the eyes of a child in diapers when he says, “poopooo”.  Once one of my children would get over the virus, the other one was leaving a trail of shit on the floor.  Many times my husband has yelled out to me (imagine in slow-mo), “Don’t come down!” or “Look away!” because he knows that there was a strong chance that I was going to go vom all over the place and he was going to have to clean it all up.
But to every dark cloud there is a silver lining.  I to have fallen victim to the 2014 stomach crisis and have lost a good 15lbs thus far.  I’m sure 7 of those pounds are due to me vomiting due to the stench of poo that was coming out of my children (still not gagging?) but alas, weight loss is weight loss and still an event worth celebrating.
Well, no worries if you haven’t been hit by the chocolate storm of 2014.  My advice to you my fellow Americans is to stock up on that Charmin, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Balmex and hope to God that your family survives this storm.  Be well my friends.  Be well.

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