I really should have known not to make a statement that is just asking to be disproven. Examples of these statements might be..... 'my kids have never touched drugs', or 'I've never had the flu' or 'I've never been fired from a job'.
Just the week before going on holidays, silly jellybrained me idly said to a friend that my kids had not yet ever had a gastro bug. I tried not to put the mocker on myself by adding that I wasn't looking forward to when they did get ill with this distressing condition, but WHAT WAS I THINKING?? Adding pathetic little riders like that doesn't work. I should know this (anyone with kids remember when you said to someone, 'little Joey/Mandy is finally sleeping through the night'? Remember what happened the very next night? And it still happened even if you followed your first statement with a, 'he'll/she'll probably stop doing it now that I've told you about it').
So after both kids being sick early last week, I thought I'd paid my dues. Say something dumb, you pay for it. All over. But Saturday night Ben woke, whimpering, not feeling well. From 2:30 to 6:30 he was sick several times. I couldn't believe the poor little guy had another stomach bug, the same week. He bounced back really quickly, and was chirpy and playing by 7 am. But now I am just waiting to see if the whole family is going to succumb - that would teach me a lesson good and proper, wouldn't it?!
I'd better go get ready for work. May everyone else have a week completely devoid of vomit!