November 2017
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I'm not the hold-your-hair-back-while-you-puke type.


Ben was feeling sick today, so when he came home on lunch I made him some hot soup and spoon-fed some of it to him. After about ten spoons he threw up -- fortunately I'd already gotten him something to throw up in. Anyway, he starts puking and I run away and hold my ears, 'cause if I hear someone retching I will throw up. I felt really bad about it, and I brought him tissue to wipe his mouth with... I just can't handle that sound! And yet if I'm throwing up, I will cry if no one's there with me (fortunately I very rarely get sick) -- it matters a lot to me for someone to be there. But Ben will just have to take care of the kids when they're puking, 'cause I'll either scare them by puking too or I'll leave them to fend for themselves.

My mom always used to hold my hair and pet my back when I was pukey... I hope my kids don't feel as lonely as I did when my mom decided I was old enough to puke alone.... maybe I'll change by the time I have kids.


Oh yeah, and after throwing up Ben was completely fine, so no huggles needed. ;-)

feelings: discontent

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scourge ══╣zabo╠══
Ugh...sounds rough. My bestfriends wife is the same way....if she hears it, she's next in line to do it. She really HATES to throw up. Seems rather odd to me....

In the military (and days when i drank more at a time, not more often) i pretty much mastered the art of not fighting it when i have to hork. I just relax and like it flowed in, it sorta flows out. If there is a bathroom door between us (so you get no visual) you'd never know it was happening. There is just no noise to it. I'd offer to extend how to do this , so you could teach him and not have to hear it.....but truthfully, i don't understand it myself. I think it has to do with...feeling bad when you are sick....because for 10 min's right after you hork...you feel like superman (true, it fades fast....but 10 min's of feeling fine after feeling so bad for hours/days, it's worth it).

Don't know where this thread / comment was headed.....its friday, i'm hella bored and (yet again) have had a few beers. Anyway, for your audio sake, and his, i hope he's better soon. *hugs*
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
oh yeah, I failed to add that after throwing up, he was completely fine.

I'd rather feel sick for six days then feel sick for three hours and throw up. I haaaaaate throwing up. But Ben's with you -- throw it up and get it over with. ;-)
princesskisses ══╣╠══
sometimes puking can make it aaaalll better.. lol. idk, hun.... things that i normally can't stand, if it involves my kids im right there... its just different when theyre involved...
darkpool ══╣╠══
I used to get sick a lot when I was little. I don't really remmeber my mom ever staying up with me. I really, really, hated feeling naseous though. I hated throwing up but it wasn't as bad as the naseous feeling because after thrwing up I usually got better.
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