Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Down for the count


brother bear, originally uploaded by toyfoto.


This is the last photo I took of the kids before I became an incubus for viral plague.

Aren't they cute?

I mean. I was a little concerned that Brother Bear here would topple, head first off the step while I tried to focus the camera, but Ittybit turns out to be a first-class seatbelt in that regard.

But I digress.

The day went on without any other concerns . ... well I did have a tension headache starting late afternoon, but nothing that really would herald the

Vomiting.

Diarrhea.

Aches.

and.

Pains.


symptoms which reared their ugly heads that evening.

You know ... Just your run-of-the-mill, overall full-body grossness.

Luckily the kids haven't gotten it yet. And the man wasn't out of town (or sick) so he could be the feeding, changing "don't put that in your mouth" parent for the day when it turned out the Babysitter's husband was home sick, too.

Of course I woke up this morning (feeling much better, thankyouverymuch) to find an earthquake had rocked our livingroom and a cyclone had blown similar debris through the kitchen.

"You know I did keep it pretty neat for the first three hours. ... you should have seen it then!" He laughs ... as he offers me a quarter cup of coffee.

Well, I had been feeling better.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Ugh! That's the worst. I got it in early December (three days after Charlotte had it) and Josh WAS out of town. Hearing my baby screaming her head off in her crib while I prayed to the toilet gods and was powerless to do anything but vomit and attempt to shout, helplessly, "I'm so sorry" is thus far toward the top of the worst feelings I've experienced as a relatively new parent.

I'm glad to here you are feeling better, and REALLY hope the kiddos don't get it!

a beaverhausen said...

Sister, you are singing my national anthem. Every. Single. Verse.

Kelly said...

The worst I've had this winter was a few colds, and those were bad enough. Hoping you continue getting better, and man, those kids are so cute.