Tuesday, December 18, 2012

shoo bugs shoo!

I'm sick...again...as in I have a fever, runny nose, achy bones, and splitting headache. Parker started occasionally coughing on Friday and he coughed his germs on me a couple of times and I started to have a really scratchy throat and runny nose on Sunday after I got home from work. Yesterday I thought I was going to die. I didn't...I survived...barely. I actually took a 30 min nap while the kids napped yesterday then took another one after dinner. My wonderful husband made me a smoothie packed with vitamin C after my nap then made me ginger tea with honey before bed. He's def a keeper!

Then, today I woke Parker up to go to school and he had a fever. I should have known he would b/c I rarely have to wake him up. He's my early riser, but he also woke up at least 6x last night, either to pee, b/c he was coughing too much, he was cold, he was hot, he wanted to play with his truck...the list went on. Even though he didn't have a high fever (99.8 and 100 when I took his temp), I went ahead and kept him home today. I called his school to let them know he wouldn't be coming in. The teacher said she hoped he'd be back for Thursday's Christmas program - us too!!! So we've just been lounging around watching cartoons, playing with cars, and reading books.

When I finally could stand without feeling like I was going to pass out, I made the kids lunch and grabbed some Clorox wipes and wiped everything down. My ever curious child and I had the following conversation:
Parker: "Mommy, what you doing?"
Me: "I'm wiping down everything b/c we're sick and coughing germs everywhere."
Parker: "Germs?" What germs mean?"
Me: "Umm, it's like bugs...we don't want them in our house so I have to use special wipes to make them go away."
Parker: "Shoo bugs shoo!"

This kid cracks me up with some of the things he says!

Avery has also started to cough. I'm not sure whether it's for real or not b/c she usually only coughs after Parker and I cough, but it sounds pretty real. Speaking of Avery...she's still doing the whole spitting food out deal. It's driving me nuts! Parker did it too, but I don't remember it being this bad! I don't know what to do!

see the spit up carrots?!? She'll half chew them and spit them out. It's not she can't chew them b/c they're hard...she does them with blueberries, cereal...everything!

this was the grin she gave me after I asked her why she spit her carrots out. 

Poor sick kiddo gave me a half hearted smile - not feeling good, but that doesn't excuse the bad behavior: he decided to copy Avery and spit his carrots out...on top of his peanut butter sandwich. I gave him my Mommy look and he ate the bits and pieces of carrots - gross, but whatever! 

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  1. katelyn chews her food too and spits them out - its like WTH kid?!?!?! (lisa Bishop here)

  2. Is it bad that I'm relieved that I'm not the only one with a kid who does this?!? lol


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