Stomach flu, a Mom’s definition.

Dear Son #1 & #2,  

This past week we learned the definition of the stomach flu and let me tell you it was NOT the following: 

stom·ach flu 

A short-lived stomach disorder of unknown cause, popularly attributed to a virus. 

THIS was more what we experienced: 

stom·ach flu with chil·dren 


A never-ending stream of vomit, poop, and bodily noises, popularly attributed to something the toddler picked up from somewhere when he put God-Knows-What in his mouth. This type of flu typically comes out of nowhere when Mommy suddenly gets thrown up over and has to take a shower with a screaming toddler. This is followed by Mommy then spending the night expelling bodily fluids, but trying to do it quietly so as not to wake the children. This type of flu usually includes masses of dirty laundry mainly consisting of sheets, blankets, pillows and outfits. Diapers on the baby are of no help during this type of flu. After five days of plain rice, toast, Pedialyte, Gatorade and Imodium everyone is finally recovered. Except Mommy, she takes another 3 days. 

I think you would agree with me when I say I never want to experience that ever again. Glad we’re all feeling better though! 

Love Mommy,  



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