*Note, if you are sensitive to reading the words vomit, throw up and puke, please move on. ;)
Have you ever had to cancel your child's birthday party because they were ill? We just had to. Saturday was supposed to be the day we invited our family and closest friends over to celebrate J turning four. His birthday was actually on Thursday, but we saved his party for when people could come.
Friday evening he told me that his tummy hurt. He wanted to cuddle, so I went to sit down with him on the couch and then a few minutes later he says "mommy the throw up is coming". I did all I could to get this child to the closest bathroom, I got right outside the door when a Galiger moment of throw up spewed out onto my newly mopped tile floor right in front of the bathroom, and it just kept coming. He had his ipod in his had and that got drenched. Thankfully that was in a child case, but vomit still managed to get inside. Don't ask me how!
We spent the evening cleaning up towels of vomit and rushing him to the bathroom every 30 minutes. Then we all passed out in the living room for a night of rest. He woke in the early morning a few times to say he had to throw up, but of course nothing was in his stomach so he was dry heaving over the toilet. Hunky Hubs still wanted to give him a party. I was against it just due to "contageous issues". Hunky Hubs thought that it would be like a punishment if he didn't get his party. So we waited til Grandma called and said she was sick before we decided to cancel. The roads were wet anyway with snow and maybe it was just not the right weekend for a party anyway. I quickly called and canceled his cake order. (Not a baker, I don't make cakes)
But today, when it warms up a bit and the sun melts the snow on the sidewalks, I think I'll let him out in the driveway to ride it a bit!
Have you ever had to cancel your child's birthday party due to illness?
Author: Heather Wife, Mother of Two Boys, Coffee Addict, Pinterest obsessed, an aspiring writer balancing every day life of raising a family and blogging about it. If you like what you just read, consider casting a one click vote ;)