Always listen to your kids when they don't feel good
September 24, 2023 6:32pm CST
In my parenting experiences I've learned that some things my kids say its always worth listening to. One is that moment when they tell you they don't feel good at the last minute before you get somewhere. This is what happened to me less than 30 minutes ago. There we are me and my 12 years in my van like normal heading to her silk class. We are less than 5 minutes from the studio when she randomly says "Mommy I don't feel go." My response was "Please don't say that." I look over my shoulder at the stop light at her seeing my 12-year-old curling in on herself. Face two shades whiter than normal. The light changes I start moving and I open the glove box telling her I can't reach right now the bags. She responds quickly to there is one back here. Good reason. She pulls it out. I finish the drive to the studio I park getting ready to tell them we are not coming at all since she isn't feeling well. I check in on my 12-year-old asking her if she is sure she can't do this today. She says she can't she threw up in her mouth a little and swallowed it. Okay, not a problem. I canceled her class text my husband and start driving home. We are 10 minutes away from the house when those sounds that all parents hate when driving with their child happen. Not once but 3 times. Thankfully to the doggy bag she has back there none of that bodily fluid ends up on my fabric seats. Getting to another light I text my husband that he needs to place down a blow or bucket in her room and have her blankets placed on the floor so she doesn't have to climb up and down her lofted bed. One of those times where I'm glad I listen to my child and my gut because it would have sucked for her to be there in the studio and get sick all over the silks and floor that would have been a pain for me and them to clean up.
5 people like this
• Sterling, Virginia
@kaylachan Some signs are not as noticeable Sometimes nauseous is an emotional response linked to anxiety and depression can be as simple as eating something that doesn't sit well in your stomach but not enough to actually make you ill and thow it up or it comes out the other end all water. Yes, some things do come on suddenly out of nowhere but not always and not all things will have a sign of you being sick at all because you can be asymptomatic and never present ever but your blood will show it.
This is the first time I see the word 'barf'. I looked it up. I'm dumbfounded how many words the English language has for the action of food coming *out* of your mouth. "vomit, disgorge, sick, vomit up, throw up, spew, regurgitate, purge, cast, cat, regorge, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, retch, puke". I wonder why so many terms are necessary. German has two terms, one is neutral, the other is a bit vulgar. That's all. Funny that 'honk' is also in this list. I thought it was only used for the noise a car horn makes.
• Sterling, Virginia
@MALUSE We English people love our slang and it is so much fun when it comes to writing. I can change that up in my own work. I've used "don't make me toss my cookies." Now as a parent, I can use by saying this phrase, "that sound that all parents hate to hear coming from the backseat of their car. In that moment you know bodily fluids are about to come up Exorcist style." I have never seen someone say "honk" as a word to refer to throwing up/vomit/spit up/ Now spit up is usually used in reference to babies. Purge is used when someone has an eating disorder they use the words binge and purge. Drive hive I've heard. one I like using other than throwing up and expelling the contents of my stomach. Everywhere in the world has different terms for different things. We call cookies what some people call biscuits and we think that is weird but it's not when you have lived that life.
2 people like this