Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Whine Flu

the kids aren't whining. The two oldest want to go back to school... but the school doesn't want them back yet. Sore throat/cough/headache/fever has morphed into runny nose and earache today for W. T Jr. is still battling the same old low grade temp and cough... and how H has spiked a temp to go with her cough...

it's me that's whining!

along the lines of "what the what am I going to do about my hours at work?" and "how the hey-ma-whozit are we going to celebrate our anniversary with sick kids" and "hey, didn't you know we are supposed to spend Friday on the sea-doos with the cousins??!?!?!"

sickness never has spectacular timing.

so boo-hoo, whine whine whine, and all that jazz... now it's time to suck it up because I'm the mom and that makes me an expert at sucking it up. I even have a bronzed straw to prove it! (okay, I don't actually HAVE a bronzed straw - but we've discussed it...)

not to worry - all is well... I'll spend tomorrow getting school assignments for these kids so that they can all return to the land of learning as soon as possible - and until then we will make sure we drink plenty of liquids (M.O.T.H. pointed out it would be hard to drink solids) and get plenty of rest. Health and prosperity is just around the corner.... or at least Health is, I think I saw prosperity sneaking off to find a new hiding place...

And happy Anniversary to that ManOfTheHouse - congratulations on putting up with me for 16 years without ever once telling me that your mother's meatloaf was better :) Love you!!!

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I hope you are still able to celebrate your anniversary!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Loved the clever title of this post. I have been dealing of a great deal of whining both from my daughter and myself. Not pretty. Hope all is well soon.

April said...

Bronzed straw nothin! You deserve a gold straw sista!!! Happy Anniversary!!! October is an awesome month to be married!

Homer and Queen said...

Good luck!!

Megz said...

I guess the good news is that you don't have to get the kids the swine flu shot now?
It does seem uncanny that illness strikes at the most inconvenient times...yet again, I can't really think of a convenient time to get sick.
Happy anniversary! Buy the really high end of Kleenex to celebrate!

just the five of us said...

Hey T, on the positive side, they are all home at the same time (rather than 2 this week, and 2 next):). Happy anniversary. So what gift do you give for 16 years??

Barbaloot said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you get to go sea-dooing still.

mariann and Tory said...

That stinks that the flu is making its way down the line! Hopefully you stay healthy!! The best is that this week they get off Friday and Monday so they get more time off!! Haha!!

Michelle said...

I guess us coming down and going swimming is out of the question. Oh, well. We'll figure something out.

Tyler and Cheryl said...

16 years! Wow! I remember you babysitting for us when you were just dating him! Happy Anniversary, sorry to hear everyone is sick. Guess the good news is that you aren't sick also. It's worse when mom is sick cuz who takes care of her?

lori said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Sorry about all the sickos around your house. I think I need to come and learn from you about sucking it up, I get bad cases of Whine Flu.