Friday, December 12, 2008

Observations Made During Sick Days

  • Realized Olivia was really sick when she put herself down for a nap, slept three hours straight and asked to go to bed two hours later.
  • All those stained t-shirt and toddler clothes I had been saving for "art time" but never used, finally came in handy. Motrin and Tylenol drips really didn't make those shirts look any worse than they already were.
  • Fevers were being handed out like candy. Therefore, I found myself barely flinching when Olivia's temperature hit 104.9. Instead, I gave her some Motrin and asked DH to put her promptly back to bed.
  • My dog thinks snotty tissues are the best dog treats ever. I also think he finds great amusement in watching me pick up the wet bits of tissue he leaves behind (lesson: dirty tissues get flushed down the toilet or thrown in a garbage basket with a lid he can't get off). Worse yet, he thinks handkerchiefs are even tastier and will rip those to shreds too!
  • After a couple days of medicine protests, Lila finally realized that they make her feel better and started asking for medicine!
  • Sudafed does nothing to help a feverish mother, with two sick kids (well, three if you include my DH) control her temper. That stuff will give you the worst case of PMS ever.

The one question I've been asking myself, and can't answer is this:

We all have the same thing here. I just want to sleep ALL DAY. I would if I could. Why don't my kids? They feel as bad as I do...

5 comments:

Angie said...

I don't know why they won't sleep. At our house, I think we tend to get sick in shifts, though. I start feeling like crap just as my kids feel better.

The Smith's said...

Hope you all feel better soon!!

The Dunns said...

Oh, I hope you all feel better very, VERY soon! Ezra has had an awful week, too, with high fevers and our family's first ear infection. He's finally turned the corner. Sending wishes for lots of sleep your way...

Katie said...

Oh no. This sounds like HELL ON EARTH. I feel your pain and hope you are over this ASAP!

The Matthaidess' said...

Sorry to hear about everyone. I am definitely not looking forward to Tate's first illness. We've been lucky so far, but I fear that our luck will run out at the peak of the sick season (ie Jan/Feb). I hope that you guys start feeling better soon.

On another note: Yes, Ed does the dishes. I usually destroy the kitchen during Thanksgiving (or most cooking days) and he usually washes the dishes while I round up the dirty dishes for him to clean. He's so helpful!

Kellie