No one in our family is sick right now. Whew. But our wonderful idea to share today is a simple vomit-related one.
The Giant Vomit Bowl.
No, it's not a nationally-televised football game sponsored by Ipecac syrup.
It's a simple plastic bowl purchased for $1 at Wal-Mart or Bowls-R-Us, and when our children (or us) are sick, it becomes their shadow. It's a big target, a little bigger than a toilet bowl, and it can travel a little more easily than a toilet as well. At the first mention of "my tummy hurts," out comes the The Giant Vomit Bowl. We should consider putting a strap on it on like a drum in the marching band.
So in the last year, the Vomit Bowl has moved to more valuable real estate in the bottom of the pantry. Now the sick kids can crawl across the kitchen floor in food-poisoning-induced agony and retrieve the Vomit Bowl all by themselves without me or the Mrs. having to interrupt our blogging to assist them.
Since using the Giant Vomit Bowl (there are multiple ones actually), we have had very few accidents on the carpet or beds, almost none.
If you're grossed out by the possibility of confusing your Giant Vomit Bowl with your Giant Popcorn Bowl, you might want to invest in different colored bowls so you can easily designate which is which.