Monday, November 5, 2007

It's been a loooooong weekend...

Well, we're hunkered down, here, in front of a roaring fire. It is cold and drizzly outside, with just a slight touch of sleet mixed in for the added misery-factor... The only way to "cure" a blustery day like today is with a large cup of piping-hot tea, and fireplace therapy. Oh, and a good pair of fuzzy socks, with some big, silly slippers wedged on top.

We sit here, Child Number Three and I, bleary-eyed and weary. For it was a looooong, virus-filled weekend for us both. Having just nursed my three children through a bad bout of strep throat a few weeks ago, I was actually foolish enough to think that our little family would be safe from germs for awhile... But, as the Murphy's Law of Motherhood goes, no sooner does one develop a small, satisfied sense of "security" about the various illnesses that are making their rounds of the neighbourhood, one (or, as is far more likely in OUR case, ALL) of the members of the family becomes flamboyantly ill. And if the Universe REALLY has it in for you, they'll make certain that The Mother is the sickest family member of them all. Because there's absolutely nothing more horrifying than having to care for sick children, when you're desperately fighting the urge to blow chunks and then fall down dead, yourself.

Wee Three is on the mend today, and we are both taking this likely BRIEF break in the 3-to-5-day incubation period to catch up on some much needed rest. Saturday was one of the longest sick-in-the-night stretches I can remember enduring for a very, very long time... made even more joyous by actually WITNESSING the switch to Daylight Savings Time on the clock on our television. Our tv makes the switch automatically, and my heart did a spiral-drop downwards when I realized that it would actually be an EXTRA hour before I could telephone our pediatrician in the morning...

And so, here we lounge, in front of the fire and a few good movies on the television:

Because it's never too early to introduce one's children to excellent literature, and I'm still too tired to see straight enough to actually read a book out loud. If you haven't yet seen Megan Follows as Anne of Green Gables, then I encourage you to seek out these dvds on Amazon... You're in for a delightful treat. It's a marvellous way to wile away an otherwise dreary afternoon...

If you don't hear from me for the next few days, it means another one of us (or more) is down-for-the-count... Good thing I've also got the complete first and second seasons of The Muppet Show on hand-- that should see us through the rest of the week!!

Stay well, dear readers, and as I've been yelling at everyone who will listen around here, "For God's sake, WASH YOUR HANDS!!!"


mrinz said...

Sending your family lots of 'aroha' and hope the germs are well and truly finished with your family.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Anne of Green Gables and cannot wait to read and watch the series with the bunny! I also cannot wait to take her to PEI one day and show her the real, breathtaking scenery!

I'm reading Stuart Little to her right now, though she is slightly too young for chapter books, we're both enjoying it!

Hope everyone gets better soon!
We're singing Happy Birthday twice these days while washing our hands!

My friend came over today and put bubbles and water in the sink for the bunny to wash her hands independently while I made lunch. Something made me a little squeemish about that, as she was "washing her hands" in the same sink that everyone else rinses their germs OFF of their hands. Is it just me being to germaphobe?

painted maypole said...

i hope you feel better.

I saw Megan Follows play Sonya in Uncle Vanya at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A.

Leeann said...

I so feel your pain! It is constant coughing, runny noses, stuffed noses and sore throats around here. I'm going to run out of Lysol spray quick! :)

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