Friday, May 14, 2010

Five GREAT Things About the Stomach Flu

I consider the stomach flu to be a 21st Century plague. When six of us were living under one roof, I used to pray against this human plight.

Nothing can cause a mother to jump higher out of bed (in a dead sleep), or get her heart racing faster than Nascar, like these five simple words: "Maawwwwmmmmm, I'M GONNA BE SICK!"

For the first time in three years, we are experiencing a family-stomach-flu-a-thon. Going on now for two weeks, I won't regale you with the details, but it's been ugly. Since I try to see my Pepto-Bismal bottle half full, I thought I'd share five GREAT things about the stomach flu.

1. Quality time with your children. We've laid on the bed, couch, and floor together. Nothing says quality time like tag-teaming it in the bathroom.

2. Memories. We're making memories here. Every family needs a good stomach flu story to share with the in-laws at Christmas.

3. Jello. When was the last time you've spent DAYS eating Jello?

4. You get to play WHODUNNIT? for hours. Curled up in the fetal position, I've racked my brain trying to figure out whodunnit!? Who could have been so kind to share this bug with all of us?

5. Blue jeans fit much better. Before I get re-hydrated and gain back the three pounds I lost, I will proudly wear my 501's with a pale-faced smile!



11 comments:

The Real Me! said...

Oh my friend! I hate to laugh at your expense but this was too funny.

But seriously, I do hope you all feel better really soon!

Need some baking soda? LOL!
HUGS from wayyyyyy over here!
Kim

Mari said...

Aaaagh! Tell your family to quit being so generous and sharing with each other.
Hope you feel better soon!

Mariel said...

now THAT is being positive and certainly seeing the bright side of things!! Hope you are all feeling better really soon!

Denise said...

Praying for your dear family, love you.

Karen said...

LOL...you have the most joyful heart to be able to see humor at such a time as this...

Praying your family-stomach-flu-a-thon has reached its goal....

Meghan said...

Oh Mom...not fun for you guys!! :( Hope everyone feels better soon!

Charlotte said...

Sorry to hear you are all sick! Praying you are better soon.
Charlotte

Dena E's Blog said...

So sorry about your plight,,but,,Thanks for the laugh!!! Remember we aren't laughing at you, we are laughing with you ;)
Hope no, Pray you're all much better real soon and perhaps you've all built up your immune systems to a higher level????
;0) Hugs Dena

myletterstoemily said...

oh, poor you! hope you all feel
bettr soon. and find the perpetrator!!

:)

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Oh my! I do so hope you all feel better real soon. And what a beautiful spirit you have to see the joy in the junk.
Susan

sanjeet said...

Hope you feel better soon!
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