Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Puke-fest 2013

I have been such a slacker in my posting and for that, I apologize.  I would love to blame it on "Puke-fest 2013", but really that only lasted about a week.

I gotta tell ya, in that short time when I thought I was dying, I had a new appreciation for single parents.  You see Mr. Twingle was out of town and the stomach bug hit the rest of us...HARD. 

It started with Pickle about 1:30am Tuesday, followed by me an hour later and Boo around 4:00am.  Knowing that Pretty was very likely to become the next victim I kept her home from school too.  This turned out to be a blessing because I was pretty much flat on my back the entire day.  Granted, so were the two kids so there wasn't a whole lot happening.  Turns out Pretty did get sick, just not until around 7pm Tuesday night.  Yep 4 out of the 5 in less than 24 hours!  I haven't been ill like that in a LONG time.  But seriously, trying to look after three puking kids when you're puking yourself...I don't know how single parents do it.  I bow down to them.

Mr. Twingle came home Wednesday afternoon and promptly stripped all the beds and did mountains of laundry trying to prevent Puke-fest from continuing.  Too bad he didn't let me deal with it though as in all his handling of the germ infested sheets, he came down with the bug on Sunday night.

All in all, I'm still standing.  It's been a week and I still have moments when I feel utterly run down and want to crawl into bed.  Nonetheless, the Twingle family survived Puke-fest 2013.  Here's hoping we don't have a repeat anytime soon.

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