Been there, done that… the holidays may be a time for merriment and togetherness, but they are also a prime time for catching the flu. Kids typically time it just right too, getting the flu on the eve or “day of” a highly anticipated holiday.
This year, it was my 10 year-old daughter’s turn to get stomach flu the day before Thanksgiving. Despite her mature age, somehow did not realize that we have three bathrooms, any of which she could deposit her illness in. Instead, it was the wild and unleashed version of the stomach flu at my house. When the carnage was over, I had two carpeted rooms, two beds and one toilet that needed some major attention.
All I can say is that my steam carpet cleaner is the best little tool a mom could own–especially when one of my children feels free to vomit all over my carpet. So, a-cleaning-I-went this Thanksgiving holiday. Luckily all the evidence was removed well before our turkey reluctantly emerged from the oven.
My daughter’s response, “Can’t we have barbecue for Thanksgiving?”
Photo credit: Tom Harpel
Gina Ragusa is a freelance writer and mom from sunny (and sometimes not) South Florida. Her 15 year experience ranges from writing about banking to tattoo parlors.