When I was sick, and puking as a kid.. preteen, etc, my mother was always there to hold my hair back, make sure I have a bucket, in case I did not make it to the bathroom. She was available to me all night, or day.
I did the same with my children. If they were sick, puking, and feverish, I had a bell beside their beds and they rang the bell, and I came with dry toast, chicken soup, water, etc. I just now asked my daughter if she ever puked without me knowing, or being at her side. No, she did not.
Okay.. I am going somewhere with this.... The neighbor lady.. her son is sick. He is just 11 yrs old. It is a bug that is going around. I told my friend that she has a long night ahead of her. This bug is brutal for about 24 hours.
My friend told me that she is taking her sleeping pill tonite, just like she does every night. OH MY GOD!!!
I took a water bottle up to the poor kid, and a bucket to puke in, along with sympathy, which goes a long way IMO.
How was it with you, when you were sick? Do you baby the hec k out of your kids when they are sick?? Did your mother do the same for you?