My son is 8.5 and in 2nd grade. aa little background! he is a good kid! never a problem in school or anything. However, when he gets on playground equipment that spins 9 out of 10 times he over does it and ends up puking. It has happened 5 or 6 times in the past couple years.
Ok, so we were at a dinner party the other night. The kids were downstairs playing and there was a swing hung from the ceiling. I told him be careful on that I don't want you to barf. An hour later what happened? You guessed it, he threw up all over himself. It was the first time I had been to this persons house, she was really gracious about it. Gave him one of her son's shirts. We cleaned him up (luckily it was mostly only on himself). And promptly went home. When we got home we had another talk about how some bodies can't handle certain things and his can't handle spinning, he know this but we re emphasized it. Then I made him clean out his barfy clothes in the toilet and put them in the washer. Dh thinks it was harsh to make him clean up his own barf. I think he is old enough to take responsibility for his actions and maybe he will remember his limits next time. He whined a little about cleaning it but he wasn't gagging or anything. So do you think it was too harsh to make him clean up his own mess??