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07:30 am: the spinach did it
Teddy woke up last night around 10:30, saying his stomach hurt. I tried rubbing his belly, giving him a drink, stripping off his clothes, and lots of snuggling.

As a last resort, I popped him into a hot bath with a hand towel draped over his shoulders to keep him warm (he didn't want to lie down). He said it helped, then he said it was too hot, then he wanted to lie down on the bathmat. So I covered him with a bathsheet and wrapped another around me. When he was nearly asleep, I carried him back to bed.

And he barfed and he barfed and he barfed.

By some miracle, only the tiniest bit hit the sheets. Everything else hit the towels.

Peter did the laundry, I cleaned Teddy and the sink (where I'd put the towels while I cleaned up Teddy). By the time we were done, he was fast asleep.

Teddy claims that the single molecule of spinach he tried at dinner is what made him sick.

Uh huh.

So no school for Teddy today (we have to wait 'til 24 hours after he vomits or has a fever, 'cause that's The Rule).

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)

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From:occhi_cinesi
Date:February 3rd, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
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Nice towel placement! Was it crisscross or shingled or...?

I'm glad Teddy is better this morning, glad it was only one night and *Obviously* it was the spinach. Duh.

So he'll try spinach again in 20 years if you don't push it on him Ever.Again. ;)
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From:katehaney
Date:February 3rd, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)

towel placement was coincidence

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I can't claim any credit for it. We happened to have two towels that night because I'd gone to bed with my hair wet and Teddy was still wrapped in one from his bath.

20 years may be a leeeettle too soon. And I'm certainly not going to tell him that his favorite ravioli has spinach, either.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 3rd, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)

Re: towel placement was coincidence

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Oh, the perils of hiding spinach in rqvioli! You can't ever tell him. Unless he develops a fondness for spinach, of course. So sorry he got sick.

YoMaMa
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From:katehaney
Date:February 3rd, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)

at least it was quick

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A couple of hours of achy belly, a couple of minutes of comprehensive puking, and VOILA! ALL BETTER!
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