Thursday, May 12, 2011
To Vomit or Not to Vomit?
Cleaning up vomit is one of those parts of motherhood I could do without. Cleaning up vomit on carpeting is worse. Cleaning up vomit on stairs should be a method of punishment for career criminals. The carpet cleaning machine is not much help because it's difficult to balance it on the stairs. Then there is the smell. Last time this happened . . . Oh, wait, did I forget to mention this is the second time The Girl puked down the stairs? . . . yup. Score another one for Murphy.
Anyway, last time this happened I did some research online on how to get the smell out. I mixed vinegar with hot water and soaked the affected areas. Then I patted it mostly dry and applied a layer of baking soda. When that dried, I vacuumed it up. It worked surprisingly well and I didn't have to worry about The Boy or the cats getting into residue from chemicals.
Thankfully, this time it was not that hard to get up. I'll give myself a big pat on the back for feeding her light colored foods yesterday. That was convenient.
She seems fine now and hasn't puked since. We had a nice chat about how the best place to puke is the toilet and the second best place to puke is on the tile. Ah, the things you discuss with children. Never a dull moment.