20 Items Every Minnesota Mom Needs When Their Kids Get Sick
Nothing like waking up at 2:12 am to the sound of someone throwing up in the bathroom. Welcome to my life. I should say, "Welcome to every mom's life" because it seems like moms are always the ones who have a child about ready to hurl on them at the side of the bed. Sorry if you are eating right now...you may want to put your food down for a sec.
At first, I thought the horrible hacking sounds were from my baby, Loki. He's an 18-month St. Bernard who loves to eat things he's not supposed to and then he casually barfs it up. Our new baseboard trim is one of those things he wasn't supposed to eat. #TrueStory
Since Loki greeted me at my bedroom door with a look on his face like, "What the heck is that horrible noise?", I knew he wasn't the cause this time. But, I did see a light on in the hallway bathroom and unfortunately, the sound of hurling got louder and louder as I got closer. I really didn't want to open the door because I knew that there were going to be bad smells and zero joy on the other side of it but...I'm the mom so apparently, this is what we do.
The last 12 hours have been nothing but a continuation of those horrible smells and I wish I could say that we will all get a really good night's sleep tonight but I honestly have zero idea. My child is throwing up as I am typing. So yeah...this whole day sucks.
As I was spraying Lysol into the air at 2:30 am this morning, hoping it would cleanse all things, I realized that moms are the most amazing superheroes in the entire world. We jump into action in a split second and most of the time, we are showing up in a mom bun. Maybe the mom bun is our secret weapon? Zero idea because I'll be honest, I'm a bit sleep-deprived from all the throwing up sounds at 2 am. I had a revelation though in the midst of vomit - that whenever a crisis like this happens, moms have a list have handy-dandy tools nearby ready to help.
Sick Kid Survival Guide for All Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Moms