Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You can only be lucky for so long...

We made it 3 years and 5 months without Aiden ever vomiting. As you can tell from the title of this article, the golden age is over...and it departed with a bang!

It started with Lucky Charms. Not something we normally have for breakfast, but since we were on vacation, Aiden got to pick his own cereal. Even though he chose a Fruit Loops imitation, he quickly discovered Daddy's choice of Lucky Charms and nothing else would do. So on that fateful morning he had Lucky Charms.

Then came his 8 year-old cousin, who loves any excuse to feed Aiden, a desire that Aiden is all too happy to indulge. I found them munching Saltines (not even an hour after breakfast). At the time I didn't know how many Saltines they'd been wouldn't be long before I found out!

This was followed by a Lunchable. I felt badly because he'd only had cereal for breakfast and a few Saltines as a snack (or so I thought) and it would be another 45 minutes before we could get to a fast food restaurant on our 4 hour drive home.

When we reached good ol' Micky D's Aiden promptly requested a cheesburger happy meal. Actually, he probably requested french fries, and when prompted to choose between a cheeseburger or chicken nuggets he chose a cheeseburger. Hey! We all know that the french fries are the main course!

And so it was, about two hours into our drive (and two hours from home) that Aiden's food came back to haunt us. Poor kid...his first-time and it had to be in the backseat of a car...that had better be his only "first-time" in the back seat of a car! We quickly pulled off on an exit ramp and thankfully we had a change of clothes since we had all of our luggage with us. But that was one smelly 2 hour ride home! Poor guy. I climbed into the back seat (not an easy feat considering that we packed our Honda Civic to the roof in order to save gas on our drive) to sit with him for the rest of the ride, should there be a recurrence. At the time we weren't sure if he had the stomach bug I'd had a few days earlier, or just an abundance of food. He fell asleep, and when he woke up he announced with a big grin, "I all butter (better) now! My tummy not hurt anymore!"

An abundance of food indeed...Oink Oink!