Monday, January 08, 2007

Quick Parenting Tip

If you are re-hydrating your sick and puking child with Gatorade, best go with the clear-colored version and NOT FUCKING RED.

Your cream-colored carpets will thank you.


At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope AJ feels better... nothing sucks quite so badly as a puking child.

As for the Gatorade, clear is the best - not just for the carpet, but according to the nurse on the phone clear is good for telling if the vomit on the floor has a distinct color that might indicate a serious problem (blood, galbladder juice, etc.).

I just wish I could remember what gallbladder juice is called. Meh.

At 3:05 PM, Blogger change100 said...


I hope the little guy feels better.

But ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it makes him feel better, remind him that Bobby Bracelet crashed in his bed once.

At 9:45 PM, Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

Good point. I would have never thought of that on my own :)

At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tip #527:

Never bring a sick kid to a Mexican restaurant.

I've never smelt something so foul since the biffys at an outdoor Metallica concert.

Hope AJ gets better soon!

At 11:53 AM, Blogger slb159 said...

Thanks goodness they don't make black licorice gatorade.

At 5:44 PM, Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Gatoraide is bad anyways.. dont you have any pedialite. Hope the little tykes ok.. You can get a new carpet.

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. My girls have the stomach flu too. And it is nasty.

Hope AJ feels better.

As for the gatorade tip...I needed that about 8 years ago.

At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! LMAO! I specify everytime I send DH to the store for Gatorade! (and PS the doctor said it is just fine - same dang thing as pedialite, plus the kid will drink it)

PS - buy the powdered stuff and keep it in the pantry for the future (along with one warm regular coke and saltines, although oyster crackers are like mini saltines and easier for the kids to eat. And btw tupperware makes this awesome HUGE bowl to keep by the bed for puke)


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