Thursday, September 20, 2012

It Came From The Darkness

All they wanted was a good night's sleep...

But IT had other ideas.

The coughing in the darkness...

That horrible sound...

...And then, the full horror revealed!

The Sick Child

Not even a dry cleaner can save them.

Coming soon to a bed near you!


  1. I lost two perfectly good throw blankets to my older son's virus-ravaged stomach many years ago... probably about 8 months apart.

    My sympathies.

  2. Not near me, thankyouverymuch. I've already put in my time.

    Now that I've flaunted my empty-nest privilege, I hope that everyone recovers soon. I remember those kinds of nights, and you have all my sympathy.

  3. Speaking of nests, no sooner had I logged out than I came across this snippet from the NY Times.

    No one feels like dealing with a whiny kid covered in vomit, and the Eurasian roller bird is no exception. Not only do baby Eurasian rollers — a k a Coracias garralus — vomit on themselves when they sense danger, but the smell of the vomit sends their parents flying for cover. Scientists now think that the birds throw up not only to ward off predators but also to warn their doting caretakers not to return to the nest until the threat has passed. As the researcher Deseada Parejo noted, “The parents seem to be saving their own skin.”

    Don't you wish you were a Eurasian roller bird?

  4. I don't know, I'm not sure I want to have kids who vomit when they sense danger. That just sounds... ::taps fingers:: ...unpleasant.

    On the plus side, last night was better.


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