A short post about sick

17 Jan

I’ve never been that keen on the actual process of travelling with children, I know, I know, but it’s because they’re so often sick, even on quite short journeys.  I blame Steve, according to his mother he was terribly car sick as a child.

We started this trip as we meant to go on, with Eve throwing up on the plane to LA.  Nothing quite like standing in an interminable immigration queue at 3am with a sick encrusted child.  Since then, Ned has largely carried the baton, but Dickon and I have also been sick on a boat and Steve looked distinctly green after his sky jump.  The fact that they all make the most almighty fuss about taking travel sick pills doesn’t help.

So we just let them get on with it.  We collect sick bags whenever we can and they’ve become pretty good at hitting the target whilst driving at speed.  It doesn’t seem to bother them that much, and they’re usually pretty cheerful afterwards, especially if we buy them Coke.  They’ve yet to be sick on a bus or train, but it’s surely just a matter of time.

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One Response to “A short post about sick”

  1. Chris Mosler 19/01/2011 at 2:13 pm #

    As you know, we have tortured our children on boats. Dealing with sick as the boat is going up and down like an up and down thing (no words today) is interesting. I have washed sick out of my daughter’s hair with a bucket of sea water over the side, tied on and trying not to tip over, only to climb back in and find I have in fact sluiced it all off on to myself. Nice. They still want to go back for more though! Mine aren’t keen on travel sick tabs either, the eldest delighted in chucking one straight back up at me once…oh the tales of sick we can share!

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