Last night my sons invited me to bunk in their room—I have hammock hooks installed there, so I obliged. My sons are in bunk beds and my hammock crosses the room diagonally, with one end close to the top bunk. Around 1 AM I was awakened to the sound of retching. Oh, the sound! It is the natural “fire alarm” siren for parents and it always goes off conveniently in the middle of the night.
What made this event more special was that my son had the presence of mind to lean over his bed while vomiting. The result was a targeted flow of stomach fluids and chunks pouring directly into my hammock. Thankfully, it was on the foot end. I count small blessings for the fact that I was using a synthetic under quilt and a wool blanket on top.
I laid patiently in my hammock until my son was done, and while the experience was nauseating for both of us, I had to laugh at the situation and the resulting clean-up work. The indoor hammock makes clean-up of these situations a breeze. A quick chunk rinse down the sink and then everything went straight into the washing machine. I can tell you that washing mattresses is much more difficult.
Chalk up another point for hammocks!