Raising children is like slugging your way through one endless barrage of dangerous, disgusting, and sometimes downright stomach-churning situations. Thanks to my two children I've seen, heard, and experienced it all. They both seem to top themselves every time I think, "Finally, they've grown out of that disgusting phase." Being a parent is a strange journey of wiping one thing, then another thing, as children grow. So yeah, there are more than a few times raising kids is gross AF, and I have, unfortunately, experienced them all.
One moment that immediately comes to mind involves my daughter. When she was around 5 years old, she contracted a stomach flu that refused to die. On night, when my partner and I were sure the worst was over, I smelled something sour from the hallway as I made my way to bed. The stench was so strong that when I cracked her door open to check on her, it made me sick. Not only had my sweet girl not recovered, but she didn't even wake to tell us she'd thrown up all over herself before falling back asleep. Her vomit was everywhere, but she was so exhausted she, well, didn't seem to mind. My partner and I had to wake her up so we could clean everything.
Unfortunately, that incident wasn't the first, or the last, time I had to care for a vomit-covered child. So believe me when I say that getting rid of the smell of puke from a bed is next to impossible. Thankfully, my son has yet to throw up in his room. Oh no, he saves it for our living room furniture. Parenting is so much fun, you guys. So with that in mind, why not celebrate that "fun" by remembering all the times raising kids is straight-up gross. At least our kids are cute, right?