My Baby is Sick…

This morning, shortly before the Crack of Dawn, our little Mimi crawled into bed with me.  She was crying that her tummy hurt and she felt like she was “going to barf”.  Being the caring mother that I am, I allowed her to crawl in and cuddle up with me.  But I couldn’t help thinking that she had better not barf in my bed.  (there goes my Mother of the Year Award).

My children don’t get sick very often.  That’s very fortunate for them because I’m not much of a caring nurse.  Vomit really, really grosses me out.  What comes out the other end is even more disgusting.  And we won’t even get into my mucus issues… 

As much as I tend to indulge my family, doting on an ailing kid just isn’t high in my book.  My cure for a sick child is to send them to bed and make them stay there all day.  Sleep pretty much fixes all minor illnesses.  And if I’m feeling really maternal, I might make her some scrambled eggs to eat.  Needless to say, my kids don’t fake illness just to stay home from school like so many other kids I know.  It just isn’t fun for them.

Having  said that, I think I am getting soft in my old age.  Our Little Mimi woke up at shortly before noon.  I asked if she wanted to read while I made her some eggs.  Somehow she’s managed to convince me that she should be allowed to watch one  TV show.  And she also is being  allowed her to to eat her favorite baked beans instead of eggs. 

Sigh…I guess you just have to spoil them sometimes when they aren’t feeling well….

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21 Responses to My Baby is Sick…

  1. Tink says:

    Everyone deserves to be spoiled when they’re sick! But the baked bean thing kind of grossed me out. πŸ™‚

    What happened to soup?

  2. Stephanie says:

    scrambled eggs are definitely a comfort type food for me as well. Beaked beans?? Umm…no. Kyrin doesn’t fake being sick either. I’m pretty strict when she’s sick. If she’s sick enough to stay home then she’s sick enough that she needs to stay in bed. That means no computer time for her. My standby for food for them though is good old fashioned homemade chicken soup. It’s what she always requests. Isn’t it a proven fact that chicken soup is good for all ailments?

  3. Cazzie says:

    So that is the reason why the kitchen at every hospital makes egg sandwiches as a main stay recipe? Perhaps same is said for tua sandwiches and cheese with gherkin too?
    Hmmm, I don’t know, when I was really sick, I couldn’t stand any of these , Subway saved me πŸ™‚

    I took Mia to the doctors the other day. We haven’t had to go to a doctor for the kids for over almost 2 years. Pretty good going for 4 kids I reckon.
    Hope your little one gets better soon, and just gove her one hugg at least, LOL, don’t squash her tummy though(winks)

  4. mrs darling says:

    Oh my goodness I baby mine to death when they’re sick. They’re doing their best to get well just to get away from mom! LOL

    Hope your little one is feeling better soon.

  5. Jay says:

    Scrambled eggs when you’re sick? I’ve never wanted eggs when I was sick. Usually just soup.

    Hope Mimi gets to feeling better fast!

  6. Newt says:

    For me it was toast. Dad always made me toast.

  7. photowannabe says:

    A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down and a little extra lovin makes the sickie all better.
    Hope all is better for Mimi soon.

  8. Shari says:

    My kids hate to take children’s medicine because it tastes so awful. I tried different brands. My youngest refuses to take anything.

    I always made them chicken soup or tomato soup. (I never heard of making scrambled eggs during an illness. Hmm…)

    I make them stay in bed all day (in case they are not really “sick”-that way it’s really boring-no TV, no nothing. Just lie there and sleep.

    I am not exactly the best in the nursing department, either, but I try. Sometimes I just lie down with them to help them sleep.

  9. snpnmnmi says:

    It’s rough when they’re sick! I can’t stand the vomit, either… but my husband adds his own to the mess if he gets near it to clean it up. He’s actually gotten a bit better with this newer 3.0 version of our children… I’m actually wondering if he’s loosing his sense of smell…
    Oh, the driver’s permit… what nail-biting fun! “I have four years left, I have four years left…” I just keep repeating that to myself.
    Thanks for your comment on my literature post… sometimes that issue gets in my head and won’t get out until I tell somebody. It can be rough being less than “perfectly” conservative in a conservative world!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Dorky Dad says:

    I’m not a big fan of barf myself. And I’m also pro-sleep. Sleep it off, kid. That’s what I say. That’s actually wise advice for illness.

  11. Keshi says:

    sweet Mimi πŸ™‚

    I hope she’s feeling better now.

    Keshi.

  12. tommiea says:

    My kids eat “cheese eggs” once a week….If they are really missing their daddy, I will put Velveeta in them like he does. Daddy cheese eggs cure them of missing him for just a bit, even if it is just one meal.

  13. Barb says:

    Spoiling is ok, I just hope she is back to feeling better.

  14. Pavel says:

    Hi, I’m new around these parts!

    Barf, yuck! I have three kids and I’ve seen my share of it and it’s not something I remember fondly. I usually have a basket nearby, but darn it, they don’t always make it to the basket! (lol)

    As for eggs, hmm, not sure about that. Like Newt, my mom did the toast thing…

    Nice meeting you…

  15. Lynne says:

    My poor Mom couldn’t take it when we were sick, and she ended up barfing right along with us. Kind of a reflex thing I guess. πŸ™‚

    Campbell’s chicken noodle soup was what I got when I was sick … mmm, mmm, good!

  16. Peggy says:

    Flat 7up, saltines and chicken soup. Sadly Campbell’s Chicken Soup isn’t available in the UK. I have to use another brand and ADD IN MY OWN NOODLES.

    Poor baby. I hope she feels better soon. I also hope that nobody else gets it!

  17. Lynne says:

    Off topic: Have you abandoned your photo blog?? Did the baby break?

  18. gawilli says:

    My mom used to make Hot Toddies for sore throat, cold kind of stuff. I liked it – then I fell asleep. Worked for her and me both. I guess that probably would not be as acceptable these days, huh?

  19. Cheryl says:

    My girl spit up Motrin when she was a toddler. That’s it. Nothing bad from the other end either. Thank goodness cause like you, I’m not a good nurse.

  20. Susan says:

    Thanks for all the well wishes and advise! Mimi made a miraculous recovery (hmmmmm) and went to school on Friday
    Beans were her choice. She loves them and would eat them for every meal if we would let her!
    Welcome to all the new names I see!

  21. Oh I’m sorry. I Get well soon to Mimi