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A “Great” Catch

December 22, 2008

You, my faithful readers know that of late there has been a lot of puking, peeing and pooping in my household. Throughout my puke patrol experience, I have noticed a very strange habit. You see when we are not readily prepared for impeding puke and it occurs, I have a tendency to cup my hand under the puking child’s mouth, somehow expecting to catch all the puke.

I’m really not sure what I expect to gain from doing this. The most recent times that I can remember it happening were actually at my parents’ house in the kitchen area. The reason I try to catch the puke still eludes me, as my parents {like most people} don’t have carpet in their kitchen. They have vinyl stuff, it’s very easy to clean yet I am compelled to try and catch the puke.

Of course, once I have two hands full of puke, I am fairly incapacitated. It’s not like I can pick the puking child up and take them to the bathtub. I can’t go grab a towel to begin mopping up the mess and I certainly can’t gather the Big One’s hair into a ponytail to save it from the puke.

So why is it that I feel the need to catch the puke? I don’t have an answer, but I must admit that I did smile a bit this afternoon when the Little One puked {no I didn’t smile because she puked, be patient}. I smiled because the Husband instinctively held up his hands to catch the puke. At least I would like to think it was to catch the puke and not to shield himself from the projectile. {The Husband and my dad were in the midst of assembling a new dining room table and chairs in the parental unit’s kitchen. I suppose since they were about 3 hours into what turned out to be a four-hour advenutre, he could have been trying to protect the brand new table and not really protecting himself, but who knows!}

So do, you try to catch the puke too? Or are we just plain weird or better yet slaves to futility?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    December 23, 2008 10:32 am

    LOL! Im guessing it comes from the same genes that make my mother still throw her right arm into my face when Im in the passenger seat of any car she is driving and she hits the brakes. Motherly reflexes, I guess. So sorry – I hope she feels better ASAP!!!!!

  2. fixitmommy permalink*
    December 31, 2008 8:38 am

    You know what, I think you might be on to something, Karen. Hmmmmmm

  3. January 4, 2009 4:33 pm

    Nope, not a catcher. At least not with my hands. My little guy had the stomach flu a few weeks ago, and I think he purposefully aimed for my shoulder/neck each and every time. Lovely.

  4. May 4, 2009 9:38 pm

    Sing it sister…I have caught so much puke in my two hands I can’t even begin to tell you! Neither of my kids give me much warning when they are about to blow, so I usually don’t have the time to run and get a bucket.

    Whenever I catch a little puke, I can’t help but hummm….I’ve got the whole world, in my hands…..and it helps get me through the grosseness of what I am doing.

    Love the post!

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