Sunday, September 21, 2008

Preferred cuddle bunny

This is the third weekend in a row that someone in the household has been struck down with the horrible lurgy that's doing the Spring fling around here; this time it's TLM who coughing her guts out and going hot and cold.

With her temperature hitting 38 degrees (Celsius) today and no appetite except for chocolate milk, all she's wanted this weekend is constant cuddles. Mostly with me. So, the boy's been feeling a bit hurt because TLM keeps rejecting him (unless he's offering a session of Dora computer games) and I have a sore backside from sitting around for 2 days with a 3-year-old on my lap.

I've felt the occasional resentment at not getting much of a break. But I guess it's nicer to be needed, and it's not all bad having a warm little body to hold while I'm sitting on the couch watching The Little Princess (that's the animated DVD based on the Tony Ross books, not the movie with Shirley Temple singing "animal crackers in my soup").

6 comments:

aprilbapryll said...

Isn't milk bad for temperatures? I was never allowed to drink milk when I had a temperature until it had been gone for 24 hours when I was growing up.

Hope TLM feels better soon!

Daddy L said...

The Boy is no different. All Mommy all the time. Except when he decides I might be somehow entertaining, then he tosses me a bone.

Violet said...

aprilbapryll: I didn't know that. I normally avoid milk if I'm snotty because it seems to make it worse, but in TLM's case it was the only thing she would actually have. Yesterday, the only thing she ate more than one bit of was an ice cream.

Violet said...

daddy l: it must be tough eh?

Make Tea Not War said...

My understanding is that if you are vomiting you are meant to avoid milk and only drink clear fluids- but I don't think I've heard that's the case if you've got a non vomiting related temperature

Violet said...

mtnw: I knew about the vomiting policy already - having been through a few vomity bugs. Well, TLM is much better now so the choccy milk didn't make things any worse anyway!