A mom recently created a wave on social media when she announced that the sick bowl her family used was also the baking bowl for the family. Sarah Turner, a blogger turned author, who usually goes by the name The Unmumsy Mum, started gaining quite a following as she shared honest, blunt posts about warts, parenthood, and all. But the latest tidbit she shared probably crossed some form of a line. As it stands, the Facebook post went on to garner around 5.6k comments and 3.3k shares since November 27th.
She had written, “My kids have just discovered that the family sick bowl and the cake mix bowl are one and the same. In my defense, this was also the case when I was growing up… but now I’ve said it out loud, I realize I need to break the cycle. I won’t be taking any further questions.”
Some People Use The Bowl They Bake Cakes In As Their Sick Bowl!
Several parents responded by stating it was a similar situation in their house. It seems, for many, they used the sick bowl for other purposes too. One parent wrote, “This has made me laugh out loud- it really is a family tradition passed down from generation to generation. It’s just the right size for both.” Another parent tweeted, “Same here! My daughter asked this too the other day! I don’t have room for a ‘sick’ bowl! It can be washed up fine!” A third individual went on to comment, “The totally normal thing that nobody wants to admit they do! I do hold my hands up and say it’s actually been used for vomit more than it has for cakes!”
Needless to say, a large section of the Twitter population got quite scarred by this information. One mum wrote, “This is a reason why I struggle to eat food that is made in other people’s houses. How disgusting! I give my kids a reusable bag from Tesco- drop it into a bin bag and into the wheelie bin when they are done and adults are grown enough to make it to the toilet.” Another commenter stated another possible reaction, “After reading all these comments I’m never eating at anyone’s house again or eating from the school fetes. I have a child who’s constantly sick so we have sick buckets scattered around the house, or worst case the floor, but rather that than use something I use to cook with.”
Some of the users went on to claim that their sick bowl had several other uses in the household. One parent wrote, “We use the mixing bowl for everything too. Cakes, sick, salad, popcorn, extra dog water outside in summer.” While another family wrote, “Ours is the salad bowl, when we have visitors kids delight in pointing this out every time.”
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- “Mum divides parents by revealing family’s sick bowl and baking bowl are one and the same.” Manchester Evening News. Emma Gill. November 28, 2022.