6.15.2010

Oh the snotty tissues we sneeze...


We had all sorts of plans today. Well, actually just one big, exciting plan at least for the kids and I; Daddy's plan as always is to work work work. The big and exciting plan: Our first play date in our new town! The kids and I alike were thrilled for the opportunity to get out of the house and MEET people. People who we secretly (or maybe not-so-secretly) hope will become new friends.

But alas, a nasty little virus snuck its way into our familial doors during the night. And not really snuck, so much as hostilely took over leaving us with no choice but to surrender to its wearisome and snotty regimen. Result: No play date for us. *sniff sniff*

Poor little Elle has suffered more than the rest (meaning Mommy and Daddy suffered right along too). She was up through the night, tossing and turning, moaning and crying, fevering and wanting to be cuddled. It's hardly fair. To her, not me. The poor girl was sick with stomach flu just last week and right before that it was a yucky respiratory something-er-rather that lasted for weeks.

What on earth am I doing wrong here? Is this normal? Each time she coughed or cried out, the hypochondriac in me staked territorial rights...right next to the mommy guilt camp.

And why feel guilty? I mean, being sick is part of life, right? Hardly what I would consider blog-worthy. But three bouts of illness one right after the other???

Oh well...Instead of going to the park and making lifetime soul mates today, we are vegging in our jammies, sipping fluids and eating dry toast, and watching loads of PBS, Backyardigans, and Food Network. Might as well take full advantage of our quarantined state, right?

9 comments:

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

You know, excess tv is one of the perks to being sick.

And look on the bright side - you're getting all this illness over with now, so you should be safe for the rest of the summer!

Patty Ann said...

Sounds like my kind of day! Seriously, if you are into natural remedies, try elderberry syrup. Two teaspoons daily. If you have moved recently, sometimes it takes awhile for them to get used to all the new germs. My girls caught everything the first couple of years we lived here. Now, they are never sick. Elderberry syrup is called Sambucal in the health food stores. If you want to make it yourself, drop me a note and I will give you the recipe. It is not hard and seems to really boost the immune system. Have fun this summer! Hopefully everyone will feel better soon.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Oh darn it! I hope she feels better soon!

Sami said...

See, now you could also look at it as since you don't get to get out and make new real life friends, you get to stay inside and nurture new life long cyber friendships! That stinks that you had to miss out on getting out though! Hope everyone is back to 100% quickly!

Lisa said...

Ahh Eve! I'm so sorry! I hope it gets better soon! And you get a chance to meet people...

iamwoman said...

Oh how sad! Sending healing vibes your way.

Why don't I get followers or comments? I'm not as cool as you:)

Jodi said...

I feel the same way about my own lot in life. I've been given lots and lots of advice like...maybe you should try lysol on your doorknobs and disinfectant in your dish water or...maybe you're using too much cleaner...or maybe you're not exposing your kids to enough germs...or maybe you're not enforcing the wash your hands policy enough!

Yeah, well, guess what? I'm more inclined to believe that it's part of life with little kiddos and I'll try to stop blaming myself if you will!

Hope you all get better soon and make some life long friends!!

Myya said...

This always happens doesn't it! I hope your wee one & all the rest of you are feeling better. Why don't these pesky virus' know that it is Summer???

Together We Save said...

Hope everyone is feeling better soon!!

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