Friday, December 29, 2006

Merry Sickness

What's worse than a child sick at Christmas?

Two children, two parents, and both sisters-in-law being sick over Christmas.

In the case of my immediate family, we found ourselves in various levels of some bug-induced sickness and kneeling before various toilet bowls from December 22 until today (where I am the last to show any signs of illness - though those last signs are still pretty spectacular.)

Christmas Day was actually the day when we all held it together, but once the turkey had settled the vomiting began. Knowing we had a five hour drive to get home from Virginia (where we were spending the holiday with family as far afield as North Carolina and California) back to exit 16W on the New Jersey Turnpike, the word "dread" wasn't really doing the situation justice.

My wife put it best: "As soon as we find ourselves surrounded by loving people willing to help out with the kids, we let our guard down and relax - and then get sick."

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