plain jane Posted July 23, 2008 Share Posted July 23, 2008 I can't believe I'm even posting this. ::deep breath:: Since we are 'discussing' irrational fears, here goes my embarrassing post of the year: (I've NEVER admitted this to ANYONE IRL) Oh. And seriously, outside of this one fear of mine, I am a normal, functioning person. :D:tongue_smilie: I am irrationally fearful of vomiting. I would rather go for days feeling extremely nauseous than allow myself to, well you know. Of course, the nauseous feeling makes me very fearful that I will in fact get sick. It's a vicious cycle. I've read a lot about this on the internet & it's apparently quite a common fear. Most people who have this are extreme (I'm not, thankfully) and the only "cure" is medication. One can not cure the fear of vomiting by making the fearful person vomit.- this is apparently counter-productive. FFWD to life with kids. I am completely irrationally fearful of the stomach flu and such such illnesses that cause mass vomiting. Please don't laugh at me, I'm being very sincere here. -I did mention my fear was irrational, right? Anyways, my fear is strong enough that it has actually been my #1 reason for not wanting more kiddos in the past. Pathetic, I know but I'm being honest here. Even now, the thought of having more than 4 children vomiting at the same time makes my pulse race like nothing else. For those of you with fears, you know the feeling I speak of. That is how I get when the kids say their tummies hurt. Dh is very sympathetic and supportive even though he thinks I'm completely loopy.:D He understands that this is a fear like any other and that I have little control over *how* I feel. I do however, know that I have control on how I behave. Instead of turning to hysterics when the littles are sick, I would like to have a better "plan" if I can use that word. I know puking is gross and nobody enjoys it, but it makes my pulse race like nothing else. I break out into cold sweat. You get the idea. I get so worked up I will lose my appetite for DAYS- making it hard to cook for the ones that aren't sick, kwim? I have a hard time being near the kids because I'm freaking out about how sick they feel & I sympathize too much with that feeling. Then I start worrying that I'm next. Then I try to disinfect everything so that the rest don't get it.- and y'all know how well that works. ;) I even have a hard time even talking to a friend on the phone when her kids have the tummy bug because I start wondering if we'll get it too. Makes me want to break out the bleach! :lol::001_huh: So I guess this is where a forum of experience mothers comes in. Please, I really need help here! What do you do in your home when the littles are sick?? I need a voice of reason to give me some practical tips. Thanks for reading all of this. I'm so embarrassed that I admitted this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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