Tuesday, February 28th 2006
The Pros and Cons of Large Amount Vomiting (or, LAV)

I know what you’re thinking. There can be ‘pros’ to Large Amount Vomiting…? Oooh, yes. Totally.

But first, the cons to LAV:

1. Caden-2yr’s little tummy is unexplainably, but clearly, very unhappy.

2. There were several Vomiting Incidences, none of which involved the use of a toilet, sink, or tub. And there is stinky carpet stainage.

3. I gag at the sight, smell, or thought of vomit. This is particularly unhelpful to me as a stay at home mom of four.

4. Sometimes I follow suit and do my own LAV.

5. Tonight I will be half-sleeping as I listen intently to the staticky baby monitor on the highest setting in case he needs me.

6. When Caden-2yr began the unexpected LAV, he was being held by an adult who became COATED in LARGE AMOUNT VOMIT. (Then that adult RAN to the nearest shower – which was occupied by Ethan-5yr, evicted a soaking wet and confused Ethan-5yr, and stepped in with Caden-2yr to add lots of water to the Vomit Attire.)

Pros to LAV:

1. That adult? Was NOT me. So sorry Mike, but I am praising God with a happy heart tonight for I walk in BLESSING, oh yes I do.

I could come up with others. No one else is puking. Seems non contagious, and this kid is the sort to not freak over vomiting, but really? Almost all other ‘pros’ pale in comparison to number 1.

Thank you, God, that I was not the one wearing vomit tonight. Really, I sooo needed that today.


10 Comments on “The Pros and Cons of Large Amount Vomiting (or, LAV)”

Busy Mom
February 28th, 2006
11:13 pm

Hope everyone’s better soon!

March 1st, 2006
6:21 am

Is that why they call it the LAVatory?

March 1st, 2006
7:53 am

Poor little guy.

I think a bigger milestone than potty training, is the day that the kid figures out how to get to the toilet to vomit. I cheer.

And you definately are blessed, so glad you didn’t get hit with the LAV.

March 1st, 2006
8:28 am

Oh no – you have the bug… EEEK!
I can never sleep when the kids are sick. I lay in bed fearing they will choke on the LAV. I totally feel for you right now… Stay well – and spray the house like crazy!!

Corina Bowen
March 1st, 2006
8:45 am

AAAAAAAAAAG~~ Just talking about it makes me gag! I think the worse was when Randy was vomiting while running down the hall to the bathroom when he was about 5… (gags) soooo glad they are old enough to go to the bathroom by themselves and do that! ick.

March 1st, 2006
8:54 am

Hee, Hee! I’m giggling at your 1 pro. That’s pretty funny stuff. :-)

sally apokedak
March 1st, 2006
9:24 am

you are so hysterical. I love this blog.

March 1st, 2006
12:35 pm

I’m sorry you’re having a rough time! It’s so NOT fun when kids get sick like that. You don’t know what a man is made of until he’s covered in LAV and hasn’t run out the door screaming.

March 1st, 2006
9:28 pm

Jeana, haha.
Heth, totally with you on that major(mile)stone. Puking on their own is a great thing.
HolyMama, Hope your little guy feels better soon. So happy for you that you avoided the LAV.

Billie Bolton
November 13th, 2008
3:59 am


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