Mom sparks debate after admitting her family sick bowl and baking bowl are the same

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By Asiya Ali

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A mom has caused a social media storm after revealing that her family's sick bowl and baking bowl are one and the same.

Blogger turned author Sarah Turner, who writes under the handle The Unmumsy Mum, became known for sharing honest posts about parenthood. However, her latest one has caused quite a stir.

In a tweet posted on November 27, which has garnered 146,4K likes and over 14,7K quote retweets, Turner wrote: "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," she added.

Read Turner's tweet below:

However, many users on the social media platform flooded the mother's tweet with questions about her horror disclosure. Many have suggested simply using the toilet, a bucket, or another bowl rather than using the same one for cooking.

One shocked user asked: "Please somebody pretty please tell me my mind is wrong and what I believe a sick bowl is doesn’t apply here. Please tell me I am wrong."

Another disgusted user commented: "I can’t stop thinking about this madness! It’s too much! What is wrong with y’all? Toilets exist! Little bathroom trash bins exist! Plastic grocery store bags exist! Other BOWLS exist!"

A third perplexed user said they "just discovered" sick bowls and added: "WHAT is wrong with the toilet? If I was REALLY sick they'd keep a lined garbage can by my bed but a BOWL?? That you put back into the KITCHEN???"

Lastly, a fourth person questioned: "…. do other people not have small trashcans - WITH BAGS IN THEM - in their bed/bathrooms that they just keep next to their bed/couch/etc to vomit in, only if they can’t make it to the toilet??? what are you guys vomiting into cookware for????"

Meanwhile, other people thought it was their cue to share their similar outrageous experiences, with one writing: "Same here. To compound the disgust, it was also the placenta bowl for each of my births."

Another user exposed their mom's "wee wee" glass and wrote: "My mum had 'the wee-wee glass', used for whenever anyone had to take a urine sample to the doctor."

"But for the rest of the time, it was a regular glass she'd give to visitors with squash in. She couldn’t understand why my sister and I would descend into hysterics whenever she did!" she clarified after.

According to the Food Standards Agency, maintenance should be taken to keep all dishes and silverware clean before preparing food to avoid cross-contamination.

It also states that harmful bacteria can be removed by cleaning with warm, soapy water or by using disinfectant cleaning products. However, it adds that simply washing with soapy water does not kill bacteria.

This is why you shouldn't eat at just anybody's house!

Featured image credit: Tom Holt / Alamy

Mom sparks debate after admitting her family sick bowl and baking bowl are the same

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A mom has caused a social media storm after revealing that her family's sick bowl and baking bowl are one and the same.

Blogger turned author Sarah Turner, who writes under the handle The Unmumsy Mum, became known for sharing honest posts about parenthood. However, her latest one has caused quite a stir.

In a tweet posted on November 27, which has garnered 146,4K likes and over 14,7K quote retweets, Turner wrote: "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," she added.

Read Turner's tweet below:

However, many users on the social media platform flooded the mother's tweet with questions about her horror disclosure. Many have suggested simply using the toilet, a bucket, or another bowl rather than using the same one for cooking.

One shocked user asked: "Please somebody pretty please tell me my mind is wrong and what I believe a sick bowl is doesn’t apply here. Please tell me I am wrong."

Another disgusted user commented: "I can’t stop thinking about this madness! It’s too much! What is wrong with y’all? Toilets exist! Little bathroom trash bins exist! Plastic grocery store bags exist! Other BOWLS exist!"

A third perplexed user said they "just discovered" sick bowls and added: "WHAT is wrong with the toilet? If I was REALLY sick they'd keep a lined garbage can by my bed but a BOWL?? That you put back into the KITCHEN???"

Lastly, a fourth person questioned: "…. do other people not have small trashcans - WITH BAGS IN THEM - in their bed/bathrooms that they just keep next to their bed/couch/etc to vomit in, only if they can’t make it to the toilet??? what are you guys vomiting into cookware for????"

Meanwhile, other people thought it was their cue to share their similar outrageous experiences, with one writing: "Same here. To compound the disgust, it was also the placenta bowl for each of my births."

Another user exposed their mom's "wee wee" glass and wrote: "My mum had 'the wee-wee glass', used for whenever anyone had to take a urine sample to the doctor."

"But for the rest of the time, it was a regular glass she'd give to visitors with squash in. She couldn’t understand why my sister and I would descend into hysterics whenever she did!" she clarified after.

According to the Food Standards Agency, maintenance should be taken to keep all dishes and silverware clean before preparing food to avoid cross-contamination.

It also states that harmful bacteria can be removed by cleaning with warm, soapy water or by using disinfectant cleaning products. However, it adds that simply washing with soapy water does not kill bacteria.

This is why you shouldn't eat at just anybody's house!

Featured image credit: Tom Holt / Alamy