Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Barfing Response Quiz

So here's a picture of the culprit:



Story Problem:
He stumbles into the room last night, saying his tummy hurts and trying to figure out where to go, and we are too tired to put it together soon enough and yep! barfs all over the carpet by our bed.


Instructions:

In the comments section, please number your answers 1 to 10. Indicate a J (Jessica) or a R (Ryan) depending on who would have responding that way to the above-mentioned incident.


1. Whisked child into the bathroom and commanded child to not move until instructed to do so.



2. Thought "Dang! No Pilates class tomorrow" (due to sick child staying home from school)



3. Immediately pulled out the following item and cleaned the whole carpet, rinsing 3 times, at 1 am. (Prompting Emma to say upon awakening, "I saw the carpet cleaner and knew ___ must have been up cleaning someone's throw up last night.")



4. Wondered if he/she could avoid coming into contact with barfer(or any other potentially germy member of the family) for the next 72 hours.

5. Constructed this elaborate blanket/tablecloth pathway from sick bed to toilet, complete with buckets along the way for stray barf.



6. Drew a bath and comforted sick child.

7. Retched and retched and retched while trying to at least contribute to massive clean up going on.


8. Wondered how soon he/she could return to bed, before spouse felt gypped.

9. Instituted a "barf training class" tonight before putting children to bed, lest someone else come down with the bug overnight.

10. Refused to allow starving child near any food the next morning until lunchtime, while other parent tried to plead starving child's case.

TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR ANSWERS AND BONUS "BARF TRAINING" VIDEO.

(There will be a prize...so put your thinking caps on.)

30 comments:

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

K. This was hard since I don't know either of you personally (but I'd sure like to). But I'm going to give it a whirl anyway. Here are my answers:

1-R,2-J,3-J,4-R,5-R,6-J,7-R,8-R,9-J,10-J

Denae said...

I agree this was hard because it could really go either way... some husbands can handle barf, others can't. I put what came to mind first:
J
J
R
R
J
R
J
J
R
R

Penny said...

I can't wait for the video!
1. R
2. J
3. R
4. J
5. R
6. J
7. J
8. J
9. R
10. J

Bridget said...

Oh, this was so funny! I love the path of vomit blocking blankets over the carpet. Since I just "met you" recently in Blogville I have no idea what any answers will be. I will be checking back though to hear the answers.

btw, my youngest has severe reflux and for over a year he threw-up 2-4 times a day EVERYDAY. I have my fair share of vomit woes.

Jill said...

NASTY. I hate these kind of nights. GROSS.
Here are my answers.
1. J
2. J
3. J
4. J
5. J
6. J
7. J
8. J
9. J
10. J

No disrespect to your husband, but...mom is usually the lucky one!

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

p.s. I just noticed you linked me. I am so so honored. Thank-you. You're linked as well.

Ellie said...

Your blog has that fresh vomit smell. Scratch and sniff. I think all you did was #6.

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gab said...

This was hilarious! It's barfing season for sure.

Last year we had so much vomiting going on here. I wish I had had a blog back then. I would SERIOUSLY have put up a puke counter.

Good luck and Happy Halloween to you!

Paige said...

Poor poor Jessica! I know how you hate barf. I will answer the quiz but I just had to give you some sympathy first.

Kenny, Linsey and Caleb said...

Oh the pressure, 1-R, 2-J, 3-J, 4-R, 5-R, 6-J, 7-J, 8-R, 9-J, 10-J. Sorry about the throwing up, yuck, yuck, yuck.

day in the life of a prince said...

I'm so sorry, there is nothing worse than the throw-ups!
1.r
2.j
3.r
4.j
5.r
6.r
7.j
8.j
9.r
10.r

Karen said...

You don't know me...I'm a friend of P.P. and I stumbled onto your blog...this post is great and both intrigued and sickened me (I feel a little queasy after reading it). I will take your quiz: (even though I know nothing about you...maybe your husband is like mine)
1.R
2.J
3.J
4.R
5.R (although this may have been a combined effort to avoid #3)
6.J
7.Definitely R.Dads are the worst at this. Usually pleading their case,"if I helped you clean up, you'd be cleaning up after both of us" (come on, you know I'm right)
8.R ("I have to work tomorrow...you can just hang out here and relax with the sick boy")
9.J
10.J
I'm sure I failed miserably...I hope your little one feels better.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

I am a little sad for you. Whether it was you or your husband who spent any time at one a.m. cleaning vomit off the carpet - that is just wrong. Sad and wrong. I think the vomiter should have to clean up his own mess.

At least he won't be eating candy all day, right? That's something!

Carie said...

Tell me you didn't take a picture of your sick child just to post it . . . "Honey, I know you are not feeling well but I need to get your picture for my blog."

Nice blanket path. Never thought of that one.

Jessica said...

Carie,

He was actually so fine yesterday that I let him go outside and play...only made him stay home from school to avoid infecting others...he was more than happy to pose for the pictues. I should publish the stupid pictures he them took himself, to further prove that he was not some kid being taken advantage of!

Jill said...

Nope, the Meidells doesn't ring a bell!
caio

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...you're a real trooper to make it thru that one.

Me & My BOYS said...

I'm thinking Jessica posted the blog. So, the answers are leaning in the favor of her being supermom.

1-J 2-J 3-J 4-R 5-J 6-J 7-R 8-R 9-R 10-R

I don't see Ryan jumping out of bed. I don't think that barfing would even wake up a male (thinking of my own husband, that is)

Heidiram said...

O.K. I'm not going to play the game because I would fail miserably.

But can anyone PLEASE tell me WHY when children are sick do they feel the need to come wake up mom/dad to tell them they THINK they might throw up (then proceed to throw up all over the floor by mom and dad's bed) instead of going to the bathroom, throwing up and THEN telling mom/dad hey I just threw up?

shauna said...

very funny! I don't know who is what.. but I know I would be the one trying to crawl back in bed. Too bad my husband was out of town during our last middle of the night episode. yuk for me.

Lisa-Marie said...

I can't even begin to try and get the answers right. I am too busy laughing about your barf path. Complete with buckets. Funny!

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

1. J
2. J
3. J
4. R
5. R
6. J
7. R
8. R
9. R
10. R

Mark said...

1R
2J
3R
4R
5R
6J
7J
8J
9R
10R

Mark said...

It had to be Ryan with the Romney OCD gene doing the midnight cleaning right?

Melissa said...

This is a tough one. But here is what I guess.
1.J
2.J
3.J
4.R
5.R
6.R
7.R
8.R
9.J
10.J

Carie said...

1. j
2. j
3. r
4. j
5. r
6. j
7. j
8. r
9. j
10. j

(my earlier comment was praise for your blogging dedication not commentary on your parenting.i would totally take a pic of my sick kid for blogging purposes)

love the quiz, i hope i win the prize. is it a trip to spokane? is it adrianne's decorating advice? is it a bucket?

Kara said...

j
j
r
j
r
j
j
j
r
j
who knows!!

Kara said...

okay, i'm submitting again! disqualify me if you want to, but I just remembered your post about letting kids cry or not. Ryan seemed more like me in that post with his solution of sending them to their room to cry, so now my thoughts are different. here it goes:
r
j
j
j
j
j
r
r
r
j

Annie said...

Do you take outside participants in your upchuck school? I'd like my kids to learn how to aim better.

The blanket path had me in stitches. I'm going to answer based on my household:
J
J
J
J
J
J
J
J
J
J

My husband sleeps through everything, or so he says.