The trip was so much fun…..and then it was time to go home and we were sad. Six hours into the trip Will claimed he wasn’t feeling so well. We had just thrown away all of our trash at a rest stop so we had no bags for him to get sick in. I then remembered that we had a brand new
bag of Dolly Madison chocolate donuts. I instructed Mac to open it and she did. I promised Will I would stop as soon as I could and I told him to puke in the donut bag. It was over before it even started. He refused to wreck a new bag of donuts.
The back seat was covered from headliner to floor mat. Thank God for high-back seats because he was sitting right behind me! The Happy Meal he had just eaten didn’t look so happy anymore. I stopped at a rest
stop and had him strip down and gave him some fresh clothes to put on. Mac was curled up in a ball as close to the door as she could get with all of her possessions gathered close around her, she was devastated and completely grossed out. As soon as the car was stopped she jumped out and ran, claiming she was never getting back in again.
The rest of the trip was not good as all we could smell was puke. I just happened to have a can of chocolate mocha café air freshener handy (thanks to Maddie) but that just made the car smell like someone
puked up chocolate mocha. I opened the windows and for two hours tried not to breath. Will was fine, he felt all better immediately following the incident.
My kids almost never get sick in the car so I guess I’m lucky for the all the traveling we do. But the incident did remind of the time we were at Olive Garden when Will projectile vomited across a table of eleven people eating and then turned his head and puked into my open purse. That was another bad day. It was years ago and yet I still can’t bring myself to eat at Olive Garden.
I missed you guys!