Saturday, October 22, 2011


I've blogged about this before but last night it became relevant yet again.  GAH.

Do you have any phobias? Not just a fear of certain things, but true phobias? I think the biggest difference between the two is when you fear something you can just say, "OMG, that scares the shit out of me." With a phobia, you don't like to talk about it and it produces a true physical reaction. I have a couple fears and only one phobia. Emetophobia.  I'll save you the trouble from googling it.  It's the fear of throw up.  It's a reallllly convenient phobia to have when you have three young children, let me tell you.  Not a day goes by that I don't think about it. Especially on those nights when Chris is at the firehouse.  I have a plan of action just in case I hear that horrid sound.  I won't go into the details of my plan but they do include contacting my neighbor who has assured me she's at the ready at any hour.

I know that most people have an aversion to throw up.  This is so much more.  In a matter of half a second I break out in a sweat, I get tunnel vision, I can't think straight.  This involves the sight of it, the smell of it, the sound of it.  When I say I can't deal with it I absolutely mean it.

I'll cut out the gory details of last night and just tell you that I survived dealing with a child with the stomach flu!  He threw up 3x an hour for nearly 5 hours and I survived!  I dealt with it!  I tended to him!  I did 2 loads of laundry and bleached my entire downstairs at 2am!  And again at 3am!  But I DID IT!  Alone!

Oh, and William is doing ok, too. 

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