Friday, January 7, 2011

Melkam Genna!

Merry Ethiopian Christmas! Even though our kids aren't home with us yet, we had planned on celebrating with doro wat, a chicken stew that is Ethiopia's signature dish. But, Jenavieve has been throwing up the last 2 days.

**If you're not a parent or have a weak stomach, I apologize!**

One little girl, in one hour, managed to throw up on the carpet in 2 rooms, 2 couch cushions may be goners, 2 cats (they were not thrilled!) daddy, 3 pairs of pajamas and lots of blankets. We did a lot of laundry in the middle of the night!

Yesterday she woke up, ate, and played, so I figured she was fine. She never had a fever, so I thought she must have eaten something that didn't agree with her and that was it. Eric had his first class (2 semesters left woo!) so we went to my parents' house for dinner. We hadn't been there 10 minutes when she threw up all over their couch. So much that they are throwing it out. She also got it on her coat, so we hung out while we washed her outfit and coat, and not long after she was asking to eat. She had tea and toast and goldfish crackers, and eventually the laundry was done, and we went home.

She's been 'fine' again this morning, but we've decided on a full 24 hour quarantine so we aren't replacing anyone else's furniture (or buying a whole shelf full of products at the store).

**Nastiness over!**

So, we're just hanging out today, watching lots of Sesame Street. Maybe I'll get to posting pictures from Christmas (and Hanukkah, and New Year's...) At the next house, we'll have a better set up and I'll be able to upload pictures and supervise Jenavieve at the same time. Although by then, I'll have 3 times as many kids to supervise... :)

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