Anything but that…


Puke. I. HATE. puke. I don’t know anyone who likes or enjoys it. I hate saying the word or even thinking it could be a possibility of not feeling well…

Surprisingly, when I am at school I handle it “ok”. My students tell me their belly hurts and I just ask them to try the bathroom or get a drink if they think they may need one. That it’s. Done. Fini. Usually, they don’t complain about it again or eating lunch helps them feel better.

My own kids is a different story. The minute they say “my tummy hurts”, I start to panic. Oh no! They are going to throw up. I go into instant sick mode myself. I make myself worry over something that could be as simple as just needing to go to the bathroom. Why do I work myself up to the point where I feel sick!?

I have tried to figure out why I react so differently with my kids. It isn’t because I don’t care about my students and if they are sick or not. But the only explanation I can come up with is that I don’t have to clean it up and therefore, my chances are not high of catching it?

Bless my husband. He knows I can’t handle it and will step in immediately. If one of my kids talks about a tummy ache I sleep in my son’s room. HAHA. The only stipulation is that I have to get Kenzie to sleep because if I am home she won’t sleep without me next to her, which I really don’t mind.

I hope to one day overcome my “fear” of throw-up, puke, up-chucking. Whatever it is called. Until then, I will work on my breathing to calm my fears when I hear, “uh oh, Mom. I don’t feel well…”

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I am a Kindergarten teacher and mother of 2. I also have a little hobby of making signs during my "free time". I have never blogged before and am anxious to see how this goes!

12 thoughts on “Anything but that…”

  1. I am more anxious than typical about puke too! No kids of my own, but even at school. I am terrified I will get a bug if any of the kids are sick!


  2. Ooooh. Puke. I’m actually the opposite. I can handle my daughter’s, but I literally want don a haz-mat suit and hose down my classroom in bleach when it happens at school!


  3. I think you are right! At school you aren’t going to have to clean it up. At home…it sounds like you don’t have to their either. But it is still something you have to deal with. May you not have it often!


  4. For all the things you are awesome at (way too many to list) the least I can do is step up during the upset tummy times!!! That’s why we are a good team! I cannot handle morning breath, so that’s on your check list with the kids!!!


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