A Blog for My Daughter

Words from a Mother

So the past couple days you’ve been dealing with a runny nose and a lot of coughing. You haven’t eaten much at all. Then today you seemed to have your appetite back and actually ate nearly everything off your plate at lunch. Then you asked for a heart marshmallow. I said that you ate great for lunch, see if you can eat one more sausage coin while I go get marshmallows.

So I’m in the kitchen and I hear you run in. I turn just as you start to throw up. Now first I want to say that I immediately felt horrible because I thought by eating just a little more it made you throw up. It’s happened once before, so mommy guilt. But it turns out you didn’t eat anymore after I walked out, it just wanted to come up.

Anywho, you throw up into your hands and you caught like 3/4 of it. So I got the garbage can to you. We talked through your spell and then went to the bathroom to clean up. Here’s where it got fun.

After washing I got a cup of water for you to swish out your mouth. I said it was to help get rid of the taste. You asked, “What taste?”. I then explained how when you throw up it tastes bad and washing your mouth out can help. You responded with, “I like my vomit – it tastes yummy”. I didn’t even know what to say to that. Lol.