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This is Kez. Reporting to you from the danger zone. What is the danger zone? The danger zone is that place you exist in where you’ve just recovered from a nasty bout of gastro (probably triggered from some dodgy food which you have sworn off forever and ever and ever and ever), your husband has just come down with the same thing and your toddler is the last (little) man standing.

Yes. That’s right. The DANGER ZONE.

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This is the first time an outbreak has spread throughout our household since the Little Mister was born (or even really since I can remember living with Mr Unprepared). I feel…*pathetic drum roll* AWESOMELY UNPREPARED.

And I am cleaning ALL THE THINGS.

While surviving on Hydralyte and willpower.

All I know is that I would never wish the last few nights on the Little Mister and I am determined that we somehow perform a minor miracle and save him the pain. Am I in denial? Probably. I won’t rest for the next couple of days waiting to see if we have left the danger zone with toddler intact!

So it was me. I ate something gross for lunch on Friday (celebrating the end of a long week) and I put us in the danger zone later that evening (and into the early hours – worst night ever). It was classic Kez not listening to her intuition. A little voice said, “Should you eat this? Something doesn’t feel right.”

But then a bigger voice went, “NOM NOM NOM EAT IT ALL”.

In the words of my sympathetic friend (who is safely living in another state and can in no way blame any contagious illnesses on me ever), “I hate the big voice.”

I spent all weekend on the couch (or in bed) watching teen movies (from when I was a teen) and episodes of Sex and the City back to back, while losing weight without doing any organised exercise. Toddler and husband free. Sounds heavenly? Yeah, not so much. Quarantine sucks. And the guilts every time the Little Mister was kept away from me? Awwwwwww 🙁

Because I was so well quarantined, I felt that the Little Mister would be safe. Now I’m not so sure. Mr Unprepared is now the dude on the couch who the Little Mister waves hello to from a distance (and disturbingly refers to him as “gone” when he’s just sleeping haha). I’m feeling nervous, everybody.

Positive thinking. All the positive thinking. And Dettol.

Also, to all those who know us in our every day lives and socialise with us, I promise 100% we won’t turn up anywhere until we are well and truly clear of the danger zone – hope to be back in the real world soon! 

NOW GIVE ME ALL OF YOUR SURVIVAL ADVICE!!!! xx

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  • Don’t stress, he’ll either get it or he won’t, no matter how hard you try! Just make sure you have plenty of old towels and clean bedding for if he does catch it! Good luck:(

    • Yeah, I thought as much! I’ve got lots of old towels I don’t care for and bedding might be on constant rotation through the washing machine if worst comes to worst, but we’ll live. My parents are kindly dropping around some ‘just in case’ supplies for us today which is so kind – I imagine they’ll stand 50 feet away and pass it over with a hook on the end of a pole haha.

  • We thought my wife had food poisoning, but it turned out to be a stomach thing and Junior got it too. We just always had a puke bucket handy and didn’t leave the house for several days. We let him sleep in the bed with us and woke up every few hours when he’d puke. So far I have not gotten it, we’ll see how long that lasts.

    • See, just the idea of the Little Mister puking in my bed freaks me out haha. We have about 24 hours until I will consider this place safe again!
      I really hope you don’t get the bug – I seriously wouldn’t wish it on anyone!!!

  • ‘while losing weight without doing any organised exercise’

    If only we can find a PLEASANT way of doing this.

    Fingers crossed the lurgy has left the building.

    • I know, right?!
      Luckily, the toddler has escaped the bug. Onwards and upwards! All will be well when I feel tempted by soft cheeses and wine again…hopefully soon!

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