Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Sick Day

After experiencing the “it’s not fair” issue yesterday, today brought us new excitement.

The morning dawned bright and early at 5:00am….with the pitter patter of little feet.

Mommy? My feet hurt.

Huh?

Well, that means the fever is back up again.

Sure enough. 102.6.

Okay, one down for the count.

Check on the teen.

No response. Then a grunt.

Okay, two down for the count.

Two home and the other three left for school/work.

I checked in on the invalids throughout the day.

Evidently they played Monopoly Junior (Anna Grace dominated) and Checkers (Alex dominated). They cranked music, watched Nick, Jr., and ate lots of stuff.

I called once (well more than that...) and asked for a temperature update.

Alex couldn’t do it.

You know why?

They were eating banana splits. Cold mouth = not accurate temp.

Great.

The only issue the rest of the day was a broken thermometer and a certain child refusing to take her meds without a bribe.

Or so I thought. Yep, I know. This is my life.

Two hours after I got home from school, a sleepy, high temp Anna Grace pipes up with…..

Alex did a project today.

Uh oh.

He used a coke can, Styrofoam, gas, and fire. Oh and the hose. I hid in the garage holding my Elmo.

Oh my.

Thankfully the “try to make napalm” experiment was a bust or I might not have a house now.

Good grief. But at least both were happy, medicated, and fed today….all while I was at work.

And the “it’s not fair” child loved having the car and grocery store shopping ALL to herself.

We should be thankful for the little things, right?

3 thoughts from friends:

NeuroMama said...

Oh my! You couldn't make a story like that up if you tried. I'm a little scared what a future with a teenage boy might be like.

Laura L. said...

LOL!! Laughing my head off. Oh my gosh, I think maybe Alex was a little too medicated?
Yes, teenage boys are too fun. They usually come up with these things when other boys are around though.

I can see why you might want to stay home with them. LOL

Jill said...

Thanks for the giggle! I needed that! ;)
Hope your tribe is on the mend soon and the other's stay healthy!