“Sick Day”

Today has been one of those lay-around-the-house-and-do-nothing days.  For the kids, at least.  After the movie, Mack wanted a snack.

He ended up dumping them out and gathering all sorts of kitchen utensils to play with.

Molly jumped in on the fun.

Molly pretended to be on the phone for a lot of the afternoon.  She was talking to “Sarah” who had “a one hundred and fifty six fever.”

Sounds serious.

Mack came up from the basement (I didn’t know he even went down there!) with some more stuff.  I asked him what in the world he was doing with all of that!!!!

He said to me, “Mama!  I have to go fishin’!!”

I see.  Nice Barbie fishin’ pole.

And please don’t judge me because he has a cold and is without a shirt.  I can only do so much.  He accidentally pee’d all over his shirt and undies and bathroom floor.  I cleaned him up, put on a pull-up (he’s drinking a lot of fluids to get better), put on his jeans and then got sidetracked before I got around to going upstairs to get him a shirt.  He is now fully dressed.

Here’s to hoping tomorrow is a bit more productive.

Consequences

I think because of these times:

We are now experiencing these times:

Ruby had a slight cold, but fought it off.  The other two have let it get the best of them.  We went to the doctor after two nights of not-so-great sleep for anyone.  Molly’s is probably just viral, but we got a prescription if the fever isn’t gone by Friday.  Mack had a flaming ear infection.  He told me last night when he woke up moaning;  I went in to check on him, and he said, as clearly as ever, “Mama, my ear hurts!”  Wow.  That was nice.  He told me exactly what the problem was.  Gotta love it when they communicate!  Sure enough, the ear was in bad shape.  We have medicine now and, hopefully, all will be well very soon.  In the meantime, Milk Duds and a movie seem to be doing the trick.

A shout out to Molly in the top picture—Did you notice she is riding her bike with NO training wheels???  I was literally “shouting out” to her from the back door each time she came around.  I wanted her to know I was proud of her, but I was not about to hang out in 20 degree weather.  No thanks!