Pulling an all-nighter has a completely different meaning once you’re a parent. Last night, about 20 minutes after we had tucked the kiddos into bed, our youngest threw up. (Happy Mother’s Day to me!)

We did our best to clean things up, and make her comfortable. Then I settled in bed next to her for the night, praying the episode would not be repeated. That hope only lasted about ten minutes — she was sick again, and then it was my oldest’s turn.

With two kids puking and three sets of bedding to wash, we obviously didn’t get much sleep. Just when I had lulled into an almost sleep, I was repeatedly jarred awake again by a sick child. Forget water boarding, this is torture!

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

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