Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A house of lurgies

Once again there are sick people in this house. I, who am still getting over the 'flu from two weeks ago, am the healthiest person in this household right now.

The boy has some mysterious illness which sends him on urgent missions to the bathroom every couple of hours, and causes him to soak his pillows in sweat at night. When I rang the doctors' office to make an appointment, it sounded so bad that they fit him in to the afternoon even though technically they are full up today.

The Little Madam began her cold yesterday, just in time to miss the first swim class of this term. She's mostly still quite cheerful, but her appetite is at an all-time low (even spurning the freshly roasted oven chips) and the lower half of her face is continuously covered in snot and dribble.

It's only a matter of time before I'm struck down too. See, this is why I don't like the idea of fate.


Make Tea Not War said...

Hate to say this and fingers crossed it won't be true for you but someone told me when you have a baby you spend the first year constantly tired and the next year constantly sick. And I fear there is something in this. Apparently the average toddler gets 9 colds a year and, the really super fun thing is they can drag on for weeks so sometimes it feels like you just go straight from one to another.

happy and blue 2 said...

I think it's time you sit down with TLM and tell her that if she doesn't quit giving you and your husband her colds you will be sending her off to a military academy until she is 3, tee,hee..

Rainypete said...

Time for the family to start up a brass band!!

Violet said...

mtnw: But she's not even 1 year old yet - which means that I'm both tired AND sick.

happy and blue2: lucky for TLM that there are no military academies in NZ. Not for under 5's, anyway.

rainypete: ugh...I wouldn't want to be the one cleaning the instruments...