This weekend John officiated a wedding for a family that is very dear to us. We all went up to Waco for the night and packed lots into a very short window of time. The wedding was a late evening ceremony on Saturday in the backyard of the bride's grandmother. It was very sweet and had lots of charming touches. About five minutes before the ceremony began, Moonpie was doubled over in stomach cramps. I was so thankful for the venue in that moment! She was able to lie in bed until the ceremony was over. We hit the road to get back home right after and the poor little dear began getting sick. She ended up vomiting 6 times in the car on the ride home and then off and on throughout the night. She is a trooper, and by the next day was up and slowly regaining her appetite. Today John came home from work sick, so we are back in for round two. Ugh.
In the meantime Buddy and I, being the lone survivors, are doing all we can to fortify ourselves against this bug. He (and now, Moonpie) is eating lots of yogurt with some extra probiotics mixed in. I'm taking my probiotic capsules and eating lots of yogurt as well. I'm also hitting my immune builder herbs pretty hard. And then there's the hand washing and laundry. A never ending cycle.
At this point in my mommying (and life) I realize that no plan is full proof, so I'm making an extra large pot of my feel better chicken soup just in case the children have to fend for themselves for the next couple of days. Fingers crossed they won't have to! Nothing worse than being sick and having feral children running around!