Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Vomit Comet

Why is it that whenever, and I do mean WHENEVER, this family travels by car, said car soon becomes the vomit comet????!!!!! Just 2 hours down the road on Thursday afternoon, our youngest proceeded to get quite car sick. Sadly we still had at least 4 more hours to go. So, we pulled over at a nice Hampton Inn, cleaned our little monkey in their bathroom, disposed of some yuck, put a clean towel on her seat, and headed on down the road. So, you ask, why do we not medicate our children with meds for car sickness? O, wise one, we do. And I had. I had given our 2 youngest some Bonine and she still became sick. On Friday, we continued our adventure by giving 3 children Dramamine, and all 5 made the 4 hour trip just fine. Praise the Lord. So, we confidently hop back in the car today, Sunday. Hmmm.... is all this travel worth one day of NOT traveling? I am not sure! I gave girl #4 some Bonine & girl #5 some Dramamine. The Bonine is chewable and apparently does not work like good ole Dramamine. About 2 hours from our latest destination, girl #4 gets sick. We were prepared with the usual towels and vomit bowl, but the VOMIT COMET STRIKES AGAIN. Mama needs a hot shower & some peace & quiet!!

4 comments:

short southern momma said...

What a ride!! I feel for you! We had a bad incident that involved spaghetti and a car seat....needless to say we just disposed of that nasty thing! haha

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart! Caroline sometimes asks me "why is my seat still wet"? Hard to explain that it is too tough to take apart the whole thing and wash it only to have another "accident" in a few days. (Ours are potty training).

EntertainingMom said...

Oh you poor poor things... I used to get terribly car sick. It is just an awful feeling. In fact, I still do get car sick if I am not driving. There is a really good Rx pill for motion sickness. Ask your pediatrician about it. Good luck and hugs!

Paper Girl said...

oh my....I was feeling sick just thinking about this for you! What a ride...mine threw up last week in his seat and I was driving down the interstate by myself. I literally pulled over on the highway and striped him down to a diaper...it was so disgusting! I feel like I am still wipping it down a week later...gross!