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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pros and Cons: Sharing a Room

*I actually wrote this yesterday morning but in my sleep-deprived stupor, neglected to publish it so here ya go!

Warning: you may not want to be eating anything just now...


Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room


Pro: Both kids in the same room make for a one-stop goodnight kiss.
Con: Both kids in the same room make for a one-stop spanking when they won't keep quiet and go to sleep.

Pro: The mess that accompanies small children is contained to one room instead of several, including the hallway in between.
Con: The mess that accompanies small children is not reduced, just contained, so shoes are essential on any forays into their bedroom.

Pro: You won't know who actually made the mess so you can instruct them both to clean it up.
Con: You won't know who actually vomited on the floor between their beds so you'll have to go in a for a closer inspection...don't breathe through your nose.

How does a child throw up several times and not wake up? It's beyond me! We moved da Boo into the guest bedroom before we pulled the Boy from a puddle of puke and hosed him down. He showed no symptoms that he was even feeling sick and I didn't hear him throwing up...it's a conundrum. All of this happened at midnight and I then had a hard time sleeping, with the smell of vomit on the air. I'm tired today...

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

So, wait, they didn't wake up? That's some talent, right there.

Kristie said...

Oh! So sorry!!! Go take a nap! Maybe that will make you (and the boy) feel better. Here is hoping that today will be a better day! :)

Deborah said...

That's when it's time to be thankful for washing machines! My friend was just telling me about a time when all her kids were throwing up and how her washer machine had broke. So she had to take everything to the laundromat(stench and all. Everyone at the laundromat cleared away from her the second they smelled her load of sickness.

TJ said...

Sorry for the rough night. If my kid puked in the night and slept through it, I doubt I'd know until morning.

ramsam said...

I hate cleaning up puke, but am always proud of myself when I make it through a night like that!

lay down towels and go to bed early tonight!

Emma said...

I hope no one else gets sick!

Heather said...

In their defense I've thrown up about 3 times in my sleep before without waking up. It must come from The Man's side.

This Guy said...

There once was a gigantic pink stuffed bear that belonged to a little girl named Emily that suffered a similar fate... Not the part about sharing a room, but the part about the vomit.

Melanie J said...

Kid vomit.

Yeah....

There are many, many things I like better.

Jessica G. said...

This Guy (aka: my brother) - actually, it was a stuffed dog and it wasn't vomit...thank you very much for bringing up that lovely story. :P

Tipi said...

grrrrr

I said I wouldn't bring it up again....

so I wont leave any other comment....

grrrrrr

Diane said...

You deserve some chocolate! A lot of chocolate!

The Slothower Family said...

Kalani and I were just talking about How fun it is to have the kids share a room. We love the extra early morning screaming fits. Very fun. I have nothing to complain about after that story. Ugh vomit... I hate it when kids throw up.

Caroline said...

Ewwwww...I don't envy you that. I thought it was never going to end when we were sick for two weeks in August. It does make you thankful for carpet cleaners and washing machines though!

Bonnie the Boss said...

So sorry this happened!!!!! I hate unidentified puke!!!What am I saying, puke in any form is not a good time.

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