Tuesday, July 14, 2009

McDonald’s Visit

After our doctor’s appointments today, I offered to take Grace out to lunch as a reward.  She wanted Chuck E. Cheese’s but it was SO CROWDED, so we changed our plan and went to McDonald’s.  I compromised by driving a little further to a different McDonald’s that has a particularly large indoor playground. 

We got our food and went to sit in the play area.  I was minding my own business and eating my snack wrap when all of a sudden a little boy PROJECTILE VOMITED on my leg.  Grace thought this was quite funny and decided to hop down from her chair, BAREFOOTED, and WALK THROUGH THE VOMIT to see my leg.  I can’t even begin to describe the smell.  Horrors.

I am cursed with a strong gag reflex.  (Nurse Ann…if you are reading this, I know you are laughing).  Working in an elementary school for all those years I believe made me worse.  I just don’t do well with vomit.  As I experienced the familiar feeling rising in my throat I started praying…God, please don’t let me throw up in front of all these people.  Please, have mercy.  Please.  Please. 

I am happy to report that God spared me the embarrassment of hurling in front of everyone, but I will never be able to eat another snack wrap.  Or perhaps even visit a McDonald’s for a while. 

Somehow I got us both cleaned up as best I could while swallowing my gag reflex over and over, then we came home and took a shower.  Grace seemed unaffected by the whole experience.  Actually, she was quite delighted.  Future nurse???  She didn’t get it from me, folks.


Anonymous said...

um, gross. i'm glad i'm not the only one who witnesses other people's kids throwing up in public. but ewww...on you? sick.

Joanna J. said...

I forgot to put this in the post, but I couldn't believe that the kid's mom actually let him get back on the McD's playground after he threw up!

Anonymous said...

EEEWWWW! I am a nurse and I still can't watch someone vomit without gaggin. Boy could I tell you some stories that would so make you gag to hear about it. I have left many a sick lady with a basin while I stepped outside the room for deep breathing for a moment. I hope Grace keeps her cool throughout life. jt