If you鈥檙e a 鈥渟ympathetic vomiter鈥 then you need to prepare yourself, because yowza! Frankly, even if you鈥檙e not prone to puking on cue when someone else is sick, you may need to prep yourself for a major gross-out and a massive laugh. One dad鈥檚 texts to his wife have gone viral, with some feeling his pain and others laughing their butts off at the story that many can sympathize with in one way or another 鈥 that is, until the cops showed up!

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It all started while Ben Patterson was driving with his son, Declan, when the toddler threw up. Apparently not one to handle such situations well (in that the dude tends to puke himself when seeing others vomit), Ben quickly pulled over, jumped out of the car and tried to get a handle on the icky sitch. He also felt the need to snap a pic and share with his wife, as one does.

鈥淪o this just happened,鈥 Ben texted his wife Stephanie. 鈥淚 just pulled over and am trying not to throw up myself鈥 Call me鈥 I just threw up trying to clean him up鈥 It smells SO BAD.鈥 Eeeew! Also lol!

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When things got stinky, Ben got sick. All over a lady鈥檚 lawn. Yuck! To make things worse, the older woman accused the vomiting fellow of drinking and driving. Doing her duty, she called the cops, who of course showed up and demanded a breathalyzer. Thankfully passing that, Ben was left to continue home, yet was also still left with a puke-covered kid.

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鈥淲HAT DID HE EAT BECAUSE IT SMELLS LIKE ROTTING WHALE BLUBBER,鈥 Ben wails via text to his wife. We certainly hope little Declan is feeling much better (and his daddy too), but when it comes to kiddies 鈥 well, these things happen. But man oh man, thank you for the laughs.

Do you have a story that鈥檚 a little bit nasty and a whole lotta hilarious? We鈥檇 love to hear it @BritandCo!

(h/t Scary Mommy, photos via Ben Patterson + Getty)