Question of the Day X

posted by Momo Fali on April 10, 2011

You know how you don’t get any sleep, and then your cold turns into a sinus infection/bronchitis mixture, and you spend your Saturday afternoon sitting in the cold watching an endless, sixth grade, softball game, which really wasn’t endless, but it WAS three hours, which is the same as endless, and the girls on the opposing team scream and chant the entire time, “We’re going to rally, rally, rally!  We’re going to rally, rally!” and you feel like you should go to confession because you wished they would lose their voices, then you take your obsessive and compulsive son to a monster truck show, and his latest tic is to sniff, sniff, sniff, SNIFF, SNIFF, and you take his noise-reducing earphones off to adjust them and he starts sniffing harder and completely freaking out that you are GOING TO MAKE HIM DEAF, and then he starts gagging, but you can’t go anywhere because you’re smack-dab in the middle of the row of seats and there is a wall behind you, so you do what any mother of an almost-nine-year-old would do, which is to put your hand under his chin and catch his vomit in your bare hand, but that’s okay because you have TISSUES and your friend has hand sanitizer, and then the young child in front of you stands up and yells, “Screw you!” to the announcer, and his parents LAUGH, and then you spend all day Sunday coughing up a lung because after you caught vomit in your hand, you sat in that closed arena and inhaled exhaust fumes all night and that goes really great with your asthma/bronchitis, sinus infection?

Yeah,  me too.


  • Heather

    That sounds awful. *shudders*

  • Matty

    This just might be the longest single sentence I’ve ever seen. I can only imagine hearing you say this without taking a breath.

    But it isn’t the first time I’ve heard a mom say they caught their childs vomit. But when all else fails, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.

  • mrsmouthy

    …and then you realize you’re missing about 5 periods? (Fortunately they’re just the grammatical kind so you don’t panic.)

  • Monica

    Um…no. Have no idea what you are talking about. I do think you should probably try to get some more sleep though. 🙂

  • MamaGee

    oh dear! One of THOSE days 🙁 Hoping tomorrow is a better one!

  • unmitigated me

    And all this time I thought Monster Truck shows were supposed to be entertaining.

  • meleah rebeccah

    Aw. I’m sorry! Feel better soon!

  • lceel

    Yeah, but the fumes made ME sick.

  • Barbara

    We were in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon when my husband did the honors with my anxious son (8-9 at the time) and held it in his hands for the next 15 minutes. (We still laugh over this…me more than him, as I was in the front of the helicopter at the time.) But our son is now 27 and over his tics/anxiousness and need to plant himself on the couch, and is totally happy and successful. Hang in there. It gets better!

  • Tara R.

    Oh dear… I hope these days are few and far between.

  • Leah @ Beyer Beware

    And I think under 6 soccer games last FOREVER. And just be glad you had tissues when your kid vomited. I haven’t been so lucky…


  • SurprisedMom

    As a good friend of mine often says, “Oh, for the love of God.” What a day. Hoping you’re feeling better.

  • Oscar

    The snot bothers me more than vomit.

    Feel better!

  • Kaycee @ This Time I Mean It

    Wow. Just wow.

  • Ang

    Oh yeah, I can handle the vomit more than the snot. Aaacck.
    Hope you feel better!! I spend most the weekend in a recliner shoving nyquil down my throat and vicks up my nose…and my hair looks LUUUVly to boot.

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