January 2 14

I thought it was safe to say that we were leaving all of the vomit and coughing behind in 2013, but alas, the best laid plans of houses filled with 15 people and a boatload of germs are often filled with more bouts of stomach flu, so I am entering 2014 amidst a wave of nausea-filled anxiety and tears.

“What do you mean we aren’t doing anything today? AGAIN? I want to do something! When are we going to DO something? Why can’t we do anything?” —My children, every day, for the past eight.

Well, *I* did a lot of things this week, I don’t know what they are complaining about. I lysol-sprayed and wiped down the same toilet 11,300 times. I did 814 loads of laundry. I prepared several dozen bland meals. I fetched hundreds of drinks. I opened many windows. I washed my hands until they were raw.

I watched many episodes of Jessie and Austin & Ally. I even watched that Jessie and Austin & Ally mashup episode. Twice. Maybe thrice.

We had some actual lovely things planned to do while in Atlanta spending time with grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and friends. Aquariums and Coke museums and skating rinks and malls and movies and meals out. But without being in possession of those yellow biohazard Outbreak suits, we aren’t going terribly far, or anywhere where there might be crowds. And let’s just say that the few times we tried ended, uh, vomity.

So this is how it came to be that my word for 2014 is DO. 

If we ever see the day that this nasty virus is behind us

—please please please please please let that day be soon—

you won’t even believe how much DO there will be.

We are ready.

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As soon and we can stop hurling…

  1. I really hope this is behind you so you aren’t traveling with sick kids!

    Happy New Year!


    ali replied on

    It seems all three of my kids have had it (yay?)…and hopefully won’t be re-infected. Or get something else. We are waiting for the shoe to drop on me and G, though. So. Charna few home to Seattle barfing yesterday (OMG POOR GIRL) so I’m just praying that’s not the case for any Martells.


    Kristabella replied on

    That is my worst nightmare, being sick like that on a plane! Poor Charna!

    Fingers (and toes!) crossed that you guys are OK on your flight home!!


    Comment by Kristabella on January 2, 2014
  2. Haha. Do. Hopefully not doodoo. Which is what came along with our stomach bugs. (See what I did there?)

    Poor Charna.

    I hope everyone REMAINS healthy!


    Comment by Meghan on January 2, 2014

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