Not too bad! We made it 2 years and 3 months before Ruby ever got REALLY sick. She has been sick before with congestion, ear infections and little things here and there, but Thursday marked the first time she ever truly was sick, sick, sick. And then, we all got it.
This event was one of the true tests of being a parent. It is the first time I had to deal with ... you know, the "V" word. I hate to use the full "V" word in my blog because I know some of you might have week stomachs. Plus, I don't want anyone so grossed out they won't continue to read. However, I DO feel the need to talk about this event. Not because I want anyone to feel sorry for me, but because I feel as if I have just passed a test. The test called "Put on your big girl/boy pants and deal with the "V" word"!
Now, some of you may have already been down this road many times. Some of you have "V" badge several times over plus many more on your Parenting scout sash. Don't get me wrong, I have earned some badges that I didn't even know existed. For example, the "My daughter has just chipped a tooth even though she was safely strapped into her high chair" badge was news to me. I didn't expect to earn that badge, but I proudly put it on my sash.
Now I have earned the "V" word badge. I have earned it over and over and over. I have to say I was quite impressed with how I handled the "V". I never gagged or dry heaved! I cleaned it up off the floor without needing a clothespin for my nose. I was ready and prepared for each "V" intrusion with a bucket and wipes. I slept with one eye open ready to catch any "V" that might try to make a sneak attack. I AM A "V" WARRIOR! okay, maybe that's a bit much. But you get the point.
So, What's the next badge to earn in my parent scout sash? Will it be "I didn't pass out when my child got stitches" or "I had to call poison control when my child drank a bottle of cologne"? Both of which my parents earned because of me (Although Dad almost failed getting the stitches badge. He had to leave the room). I wonder if I will pass the next test as well as I did this one. Only time will tell.
I need a little heads up in what is coming. I'd love to hear what badges you have earned. I'd also love to hear what badges you helped your parents earn. Perhaps I can start training in advance for some future badges!