Thursday, January 14, 2010

swim lessons

Tried to swim last night, but The Schroeder had to show some houses, darn work interfering with my hobby. But it turned out that no one could swim last night due to the vomit floating on the surface of the pool. Friends reported that swimming was a bust and the pool needed some deep cleaning after someone puked in it. Grosser than gross I say.

I have had more than my fair share of barf mishaps and the cleaning that goes right along with it, so I'm pretty aware of how gross it really is. The reason for my special skill in cleaning emesis- since I'm sure you're dying to know: Girl Child has cyclic vomiting syndrome. finally a diagnosis for what happens to her every month or so. the reason we have missed the last 5 major holidays. the same reason she has legitimately missed more school than any child her age should. nothing to do about it, it just feels good to know, you know? to be sure that nothing is majorly wrong, what a relief, still have to clean it up, but some how even that isn't so bad anymore


  1. soooooooooooooo glad we got to go last night:-)

  2. Jessie (Nick P sent me the link to your blog)! It's been so long--how are you these days?

    --Kaila (

    P.S. why are you not on facebook???

  3. Sounds like you need to have some "get it in the bowl" training! We used to use a big, green tupperware bowl (it was actually a salad crisper), and my kids learned to throw up right in the center of it. Yes, it took a little time...but we did master it!


    PS. The idea of a pukey pool pretty much grossed me out. Yuck.