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I realize that there are "gross" requirements for parents, but somehow it feels like I'm not doing this the right way when my kid, when asked to take a spoon full of cough medicine, throws up because it tastes so bad, and then I'm expected to stick my hand into a warm pile of puke to get that cleaned up. One of these things is actually super gross, and it's not a spoon of medicine.

Sorry for the rant. Now I've got to go wash my hands again.

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@mike Yes the body fluid interactions are seldom pleasant.

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@mike Cleaning up kid puke is never fun. My kid once puked freshly eaten hot dogs all over my back. The smell was horrific. I can't eat hot dogs to this day because of it. But, its all part of parenting.

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@mike When I was a kid, my mom bought this odd green cough syrup, and it tasted like really bad licorice. I always complained about it and she would get mad and tell me to suck it up. And then one day she got sick and couldn't manage to swallow that stuff either. It went in the trash that day. (And I never got an apology.)

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@mike Yeah, being a parent has given me new-found respect for *my* parents 😅

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@mike

I remember once when I was a kid, I had a cold... Slight cough, really runny nose. Mom was at work, or something, and a babysitter was looking after me and my sisters. I don't remember what I said, but she knew I was about to spew. She held a Kleenex over her cupped hands and I proceeded to fill her hands with a pile of swallowed mucus; no food, just mucus.

I cannot fathom how she held it together. Spectacular care giver, I guess.

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@mike
This just makes me feel bad for the people who work at retierment homes as i had to fix a bed today filled with pee, and thats well... not the firsy time unfprtuenetly. So glad i am not the one who has to clean that stuff up every morning

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@mike

If my kid/s are anything like my wife or I were when we were kids, based on stories..

I’m gonna see the angry face of God trying to raise those monstrosities and all He’s gonna say is “I’ve dealt with YOU for a few decades already. Does it make sense now?” 😂😂

I despise _myself_ for how much of a PITA I was as a young child.

But I know deep down those shit-launching, screaming gremlins will be my entire world, no matter what. Can’t tell if I like that idea or not yet.

@mike My little sister was what they call a "puke child" in Swedish. She puked all the time as a kid. I especially remember one time when we slept over at grandma. We woke up and my sister and grandma had pukes all over them in bed. I can still smell it..

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@mike puke is one of the few things I let the Mrs clean up, if we're all together 🤮

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