Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Weekend of the Plague

Oh my goodness gracious have we been sick around here. It started on Thursday when the school nurse called to tell me Braeden needed to come home. He hadn't eaten much the night before and complained of a headache on and off so I wasn't overly surprised. We went and got him and waited to see what would happen next. Friday morning rolled around and Maggie woke up less than her usual perky self. Uh-oh. As we were leaving to take Evan to school, I saw something coming out of her nose which unfortunately, isn't a rare occurrence these days. It turned out to be a cantaloupe seed and I was filled with false hope that that was what was making her cranky and she would be much improved without the sizable obstruction up her nose. Well, it wasn't the seed after all. Her mood didn't improve and by mid morning Evan's teacher called to send him home.

By lunchtime on Friday I had three kids with fevers, bad moods and body aches. Delightful really. However, I didn't know how delightful until I got out of bed on Saturday after a night of almost no sleep and managing aching and crying children to realize that I hurt ALL OVER. I became even more sympathetic to the plight of my poor children as I realized the seriousness of this particular plague that had come to plant itself in our house for a few days. The kids napped on and off all day and I was lucky to sneak in a couple of naps myself. The upside is that no one was vomiting and that is always a plus when illness is around.

Today is Sunday and we are improving. Braeden seems almost himself and is interested in eating again and hasn't needed any medicine to make him comfortable today. Maggie and Evan are a day behind so they are still cranky, but I know that they will be better soon too. I feel like I could go to bed for days, but this too shall pass and I'm really hoping that by tomorrow we are all ready to go for a new week. I snuck out of the house for a little while today to do some shopping with a friend for next weekend. Thank goodness she said something because getting ready for Easter wasn't even on my radar yet. That wouldn't have gone well come Easter morning. Hard to explain that the Easter bunny had trouble because Mommy didn't feel good and forget to invite him over. No worries though, thanks to Erin we are now good to go.

Good bye plague and don't you come back no more no more. Don't you come back no more!!

1 comment:

  1. Ruh Roh George. . . This sounds like the mysterious fever, lay around and do nothing Lila has this am. :( Feel better T familiy.