Friday, February 05, 2010

When you're sick you eat old people food...

The last few days the Frog and I have been fighting off nausea and a general sense that we feel ill. The spud has been his high-stepping self until this morning when, halfway to an out-of-town visit, about 45 minutes from home, he threw up his breakfast all over himself. Nothing like negotiating the entry to the M4 whilst listening to one's offspring redecorate the back of the car.

I need here to leave a word of thanks to the goddess as right at the entrance ramp there is a petrol station; so just as he was heaving his last and seconds before we got sucked into the vortex of the motorway I was able to stop and get the poor kid cleaned and changed.

We turned for the journey home, 45 minutes of auditory and other sensory delights as the spud's stomach proved it wasn't just fooling around. Once back, bathed, reclothed, cuddled and tucked onto the sofa with "Ice Age" while I washed various car-related items (and two sets of his clothes) he felt well enough to ask for a little warm chocolate milk and once that had been down for half an hour with no ill effects, I offered him a dry biscuit.

I have very bland taste in biscuits. My favourites are Digestives and if given a choice between say, a Bourbon vs a Rich Tea I'll take the Rich Tea every time. Recently I discovered these cheapo, very plain, very lo-calorie biscuits which are, I believe the acme - or perhaps it should be the nadir - of how plain a biscuit can possibly be. I love them and I gave one to the spud an hour ago.

He took it. He looked at it. "Is this for Elsie?" he said, holding it up and talking about our elderly next door neighbour. "Or for Papi Georges?" his 81 year old Grandfather. "It's a Papi Georges biscuit!"

Only 3 and already he's assigning food into age-appropriate brackets.

It stayed down by the way and now he's demolishing cheerios. We may have to conclude that he is simply be car sick. I know that right now I, personally, am sick of the car.

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12 comments:

Princess Mummy said...

oh i feel so sorry for you! Ive had this experience on a bus (not fun by the way) but luckily we were pretty close to home and Prince Daddy plays rugby with the driver so it wasn't too uncomfortable.
I love the age appropriate food as well. we usually have plain biscuits too-anything chocolate is a daddy biscuit!

Metropolitan Mum said...

A papi biscuit? I am loving chocolate digestives, dark chocolate. So how old does that make me?
Hope you are feeling better! x

leo said...

I really hate getting sick because I get to eat those plain biscuits that makes you feel more sick.
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DJ Kirkby said...

I love him! What a genius. x

More than Just a Mother said...

But I love old people's food. Tonight I have enjoyed Heinz tomato soup (eaten with a spoon, not slurped through a plastic spouted beaker, I hasten to add) with toast fingers.

@eloh said...

Thanks, thanks a lot... it had not occurred to me that I had made the gentle slide into eating old people food full time.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I never thought of that before...old people food. Well, I hope he doesn't end up getting sick and you all feel better soon!

lady macleod said...

Bless your heart, that's a kicker and exhausting for Mum I remember. Tea and biscuits will cure a majority of the world's ills if only applied correctly.

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

That's ok at the other end of life he'll eat 'baby' food when he's unwell. My Dad used to make soft eggs mashed into white bread with butter and salt when I was wee. The only time I eat it now is when I'm unwell and I am definitely at the 'other end of life' as the Hairs will gleefully tell you!
Blessings
Helen

HER ON THE HILL said...

Oh yes, reminded of journey to Brother's 40th Birthday Party with sicky child in car seat. Had to pull off the motorway into deepest darkest Leicester and remove copious amounts of stinking vomit from child, car seat, clothes (smart little outfit, no change available), face, hands with nothing more than a few baby wipes. Nice.

Envy you the Toddler-tucked-up-on-sofa thing. Squidgy happy days. I think plain biscuits are the height of sophistication - favourites are as yours (maybe that's a hangover from the days when my long departed grandfather was a rep for McVities...). The other ones you've just found look very like the ones I buy in France - Petit Beurre or Petit Lait. Yum.

PS: have popped a comment below too.

Sparx said...

Princess Mummy - oh lord, sick on a bus, how awful! Good to see another one chalked up for the plain biccies!

Metropolitan Mum - Oh, young, definitely - anything with chocolate on it, particularly the dark sort, is positively youthful!

Leo - you know, for a spammer that's at least a proper comment. Good luck selling your tables!

DJ - I tell you, they notice EVERYTHING, children. I keep forgetting that.

More Than - that sounds absolutely heavenly. In fact, given the state of my tum, I might just attempt that for supper tonight.

@eloh - I hadn't noticed either but sure enough, here I am with the old people's biscuits and the soup...

Lisa - really? No jokes about old sweets getting dusty in a bowl? Thanks for the good wishes!

Lady M - they do indeed; not much a good cup of tea can't cure... although today it's not looking like much of an option...

Helen - that sounds... interesting... sorry, I'm a bit ill today and the thought of eating an egg is a little... excuse me...

Her on the Hill - welcome and thanks for the brilliant comment - man, I really feel for you... no change of clothes either, poor you! I nearly forgot spare clothes on Friday too, was so happy to have them... lesson learned I guess. Mind you having beenc carsick for much of my childhood I guess I should be more prepared...

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