Toddler Life – The Vomit Tidal Wave of Destruction
There are many things you deal with as a parent that you never knew existed. Some of them you definitely wish didn’t! A classic – Projectile Vomit.
Seriously though how do these kids do it? As adults this is a very difficult thing to do – but nope it seems to come natural to a toddler and unfortunately it seems to happen quite often!
We’ve all had this scenario – your little one wakes in the night crying ‘mummy mummy’. Oh God he’s awake again at some un-god forsaken hour – you grumble to yourself as you stroll down the landing in a huff – kids probably lost his sock AGAIN.
You enter their bedroom and your lovely child is covered head to toe in vomit and so is everything in his cot bed. GREAT! My poor little one, let mummy tidy you up – it will be OK…mummy’s here now.
This isn’t as simple as it sounds though. For starters your little one is a living moving entity & very strong willed. Its hard to persuade them to keep still in one spot so that you don’t get sick foot prints all over the carpet. Then there’s their pj’s – how on earth do you get them off without getting more sick in their hair.
The bed – urgh the bed – no worries you have a mattress with a protective cover on – ah it hasn’t worked as well as hoped, the mattress is damp and you still need to put your little one back to bed. They could sleep in bed with you? Hell no! I don’t want to end up in a tidal wave of vomit in my sleep! Hmm what to do what to do – ah-ha! I’ll turn the mattress over – God I’m a genius at 2am.
So after finally tidying up the mess and nearly hurling yourself at the stench – seriously what do these kids eat? You finally get your cutie pie back to sleep and get comfy in your bed. Ah comfy good good I can try and get some more sleep.
Then you hear it ‘Mummy, Mummy!’ Yup you’ve guessed it another vomit tidal wave … sigh its going to be a long long, and one more for luck long night!
Mummy Its OK – You’re Doing Great!