It would have been completely understandable and would have made sense for my husband to wake me up to help care for our daughter and help clean up the mess. He chose to let me sleep and he was up until after three in the morning caring for our little girl.
The two of them had some special father daughter time. He first gave her a bath and then got her comfortable with him down in our family room watching Mickey Mouse and reading books. She continued to get sick several more times. Finally our daughter fell asleep in her clean bed that he had also managed to take care of.
The first I learned of any of this was this morning. So now I’m up with our four little ones while my husband is experiencing a well-deserved sleep as long as you like mornings.
Now that our triplets are almost four years old, I’m hoping that they understood my “lecture” this morning on running to the bathroom and throwing up into the toilet if they feel sick.
I also brought two huge buckets into the living room and I have two in their playroom. I keep explaining to our triplets that if they cannot make it to the bathroom, the buckets are good choices to get sick in. They think it is hilarious when I give them visual examples of what I'm talking about.
Our almost two year old is loose cannon and is running around everywhere. It will be especially miserable if he gets sick since he will certainly not make it to the bathroom or bucket. However, there is a good chance that he might get vomited on since his favorite thing to do this morning is to play in the big blue buckets while his brothers and sister watch a Winnie the Pooh movie.
The good news is that in this instance, there is only one almost two year old to care for with the stomach bug. To view a post regarding our experience of our entire family getting the stomach bug when they were the age our baby is now, GO HERE.
To further prepare for what might come today I have placed king size fitted sheets over our furniture as make-shift slip covers. Fitted sheets are best because they won’t slide off of the couch. We have a big sectional so it took several fitted sheets to cover all of the sections of our couch. In order to have coverage over the areas where two fitted sheets meet on the couch, I placed a big flat king size sheet over our sectional too.
As soon as my husband wakes up this morning, one of us will run to the store for ginger ale for us, pedialite for our kids and crackers and soup for everyone.
Precautions in place
They are still time bombs and of course they are in costume.