Tonight I made spaghetti. To most people that doesn’t mean much other than yum. To me that meant extra laundry. Mopping my floor. And cleaning my shoes.
Kyle has always had a sensitive gag reflex. Hence the excessive puking he does. He has also always had sensory issues. Certain textures cause him to immediately gag. Even just looking at certain things trigger the ol’ gag reflex on kyle. It’s super awesome.
Play dough and…you guessed it SPAGHETTI have always been big triggers for him. So I try hard to have him not around for either. Whitney knows she isn’t allowed to play with play dough when Kyle is home and my kids know to hide their spaghetti if Kyle comes downstairs before dinner is over. My poor kids. 🤦🏻♀️
Tonight I wasn’t paying attention when he walked downstairs and Justin was still eating. Justin obviously wasn’t either. Kyle took one look at that spaghetti and the puke face quickly turned into gagging which then turned into full on puking. On my shoes. On my floor. All over him. Then he quickly stripped and walked upstairs in his undies. I looked at the mess and wanted to cry. Cleaning up throw up has to be the worst thing ever. And you would think I’m used to it by now. But it still sucks every time. After I used an entire roll of paper towels slopping it up, I mopped up the floor. I walked upstairs where Kyle pointed at his bed where I found…more throw up. 😩 how does one throw up this much over just looking at spaghetti?!
I had to strip his sheets, mattress cover, all three blankets AND his weighted blanket (which is super annoying to wash btw). All were covered in puke. Like, a lot of puke.
It’s Monday night at 6:27 and I’m exhausted and ready to tap out for the week. Did I mention he was a punk this morning?
I’m gonna end this post by listing 3 positive things that happened today. Cuz right now all I can think of is how I don’t want to wake up at 5:20 tomorrow morning and do life. 😏
1. I got to spend the morning with one of my favorite people, Johanna. We made cookies and chatted! I love my time with her. She always makes me smile and I’m guaranteed a good laugh! Positive!
2. I found a bunch of stuff on amazon for Kyle for Christmas-he’s the worlds hardest kid to shop for! And I think I’m done shopping for him now! Positive!
3. Whitney loves this song we found on YouTube called peace in Christ and she sings it in the car and knows all the words to the chorus. Her and her little friend Mckenzie sang it on the way to prek this am. It may have been the sweetest thing ever listening to their little voices, I had to hold back the tears. Good tears. Positive! The chorus goes like this:
He gives us hope
When hope is gone
He gives us strength
When we can’t go on
He gives us shelter
In the storms of life
When there’s no peace on earth There is peace in Christ