Rated PG for Positively Gross

I have a lot to blog about... treadmills, biological families, helping my kids "pick out" presents for each other, pulling things out of my dog's mouth, my antibiotic pills that are the size of a shoe, and yummy desserts. But for now I'll tell you about our "don't vomit on the new carpet" policy.

At our old house we had hardwood floors everywhere. You could pretty much make any mess you wanted and all I had to do was walk behind with a broom or mop. Bada bing, bada boom. In our new house we still have mostly hardwood floors, but we have CARPET in the boys' bedrooms. So before we even talked about a fire escape plan, I cracked down on where to vomit, how to vomit, and how to NOT vomit on the carpet. The plan was to just go ahead and get sick on their covers--which I can easily wash--and not be tempted to lean over the side of the bed and splatter the carpet in any way, shape, or form. (Because not once, in all my years of parenting, have my kids thrown up during the day. It is always at 1:00 in the morning.) Every few weeks or so I would remind the boys of our plan and remind them what to do in case of an upset tummy.

I am so proud to tell you that Carver remembered the plan, executed the plan, and passed with flying colors!


Vivi said...

And a Merry Christmas to you. Hope everyone is vomit free soon!

Bekka-Reeeeeeee said...

Sorry to hear that Carver is sick to his stomach this close to Christmas, BUT I am glad that he was able to keep his head enough to remember the Vomit Rules while vomiting!!! Hope he's feeling better! Merry Christmas to alllll of you!!!

Old Men Reflect said...

Zowers- Sorry to hear. Jackson sick as well with the same.

Good coaching. Now if you could only teach David.