The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

‘Outbreak’ is totally happening, you guys


Yeah, so, we got together with my family and some friends on Sunday. We had a fabulous time, but little did we know that there was an “Outbreak” monkey among us.

My niece Olivia had a stomach virus last week. She was feeling better, but apparently she was still a carrier, because by late Sunday night, my other niece Lorelei was sick, David was sick, and I was sick. By Tuesday, more members of our group were sick. Luckily, Spawn seems to have been uninfected. It’s a really terrible stomach flu, and I sincerely hope you guys don’t get it — unless you are trying to shed a few pounds, then it’s great.

David and I have never been sick at the same time. We’ve always been able to take care of each other, even though we handle being sick very differently. While I turn into a big baby, who lays on the couch and demands food and beverages be brought to me, David is more like a sick cat, who hides in our room, only emerging for sustenance and to use the bathroom.

But now, we’ve got The Boy, so being sick at the same time poses all kinds of challenges. I guess we got lucky getting sick on a Monday. That’s the day my mom comes to our place to watch Calvin for the day. Tuesday through Friday he spends the day with another baby in a nanny share. My mom took care of the baby, and David and I hid in our room all day. We were so afraid of infecting him. My mom stayed until he went to bed that night, then headed home. (Big thanks to my mom!) Calvin woke up a few times, and sickly David got up to take care of him because it was decided that since I was still vomiting I was “sicker” than David. This wasn’t like all those times David took care of Calvin because I was too hung over, you guys. I was totally sick this time. Don’t judge me!

So anyway, that’s enough about that. Let’s talk about something else.

You know, it was six months ago today that I evicted the Spawn from my uterus. Time flies when you’re not pregnant and you can drink again.

Don't shoot! I'm just a baby wearing a hoodie!

oh, and in other news, I found Bigfoot. He was at Target, you guys. You’re welcome.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

2 thoughts on “‘Outbreak’ is totally happening, you guys

  1. Sorry you guys got sick. I guess we’re lucky that we had it already. Let’s hope you don’t have it for almost two months like I did. It was great to see you guys. I can’t believe Calvin is 6 months. We need to see him more often. Get better.

  2. We’ve evaded illness thus far; I know the first time Queen Baby gets sick I’m going to act like she’s got Ebola and flip the fuck out. “WE HAVE TO GO TO THE ER THE BABY HAS A FEVER OF 99.5 AND A HALF…” and shit like that.

    20,000,000,000,000 points for the hoodie ref.

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