Friday, October 24, 2008

Sick and Tired

It took longer than I thought but we have finally caught the "kids are back in school and sharing germs with a million other kids" bug. Sister and Brother started this whole thing with stuffy noses. (If they were older, I'd ground them.) Sister then progressed into a mild cough that mostly only showed up at night.

No big deal, right?

WRONG. Because, you see, I don't go to school every day and build up an immune system that rivals Fort Knox so when this bug got passed to me, it mutated and took over my entire being.

I started with the stuffy nose and that wasn't a big deal. Until last night when stuffy nose turned into body aches and a head that weighs 134 lbs. and throbs. (Props to Big Daddy who let me go to bed immediately after his special Birthday Dinner and took care of the dishes. ON HIS BIRTHDAY. What a guy.)

So, yeah. I'm sick. Normally, it's not a huge deal but I don't like to be normal. I like to do things just a little over the top. So, I decided to get sick on my husband's birthday and the night before the BIG, HUGE first kindergarten field trip which I was scheduled to chaperone. Sister was so excited about this trip. Not as much because of the destination (Pumpkin/Apple picking at a farm) but more because she was going to get to ride on a school bus for the first time. This is huge, folks. HUGE.

I woke up this morning and knew that going wasn't a good idea. First, I don't think the teacher would like it if I asked her to please help me carry my super heavy noggin while taking care of a gaggle of kindergartners. Second, I'm sure she'd love me for bringing the sick back to whence it came and let it spread through the class...Again.

Big Daddy stepped up, cleared his schedule and chaperoned the trip in my place. He promised to take plenty of pictures for me and to document the bus ride in great detail. I am feeling extremely mildly guilty about missing this but he's getting to experience it and he usually has to miss things like this so it's all good. Except that when he called to tell me they were on the road, I hung up the phone and cried like a baby.

Don't worry about me, though. Brother is here and taking good care of me. We're keeping company with Playhouse Disney and every 15 minutes, he leans over to kiss me. Then he asks, "Where's the bermomater? I need to take your fever."

Yes, friends, I am being well taken care of.


  1. Ugh, sorry you're sick. :-( I had a bad cold a couple of weeks ago, right before I had to fly across the country. My ears were so blocked from all the "stuff" in there, to the point that coming in from landing on the plane, my ears blocking was excruciating. So I feel your pain. Get well!

  2. "Where's the bermomater? I need to take your fever."

    I just drowned in a puddle of cute.

  3. Double bummer!! Isn't it suppose to be the kids who have to stay home and in bed when they're sick? Not the moms!

    At least you have an easy on the eyes medical professional to look after you! ;)

    Feel better, okay!


  4. Oh... yuk. That same germ ripped through my family, starting a few weeks ago. I cross my fingers that it's over. What a truckload of cuteness about the bermomater! And, of course, the favor of taking your fever! I am so sorry about the field trip... and I'm so sorry about your tears. It is a HUGE deal... and I'm so happy that Big Daddy stepped in. I hope you're feeling tons better...

  5. Yeah, we stayed home Friday and I did nothing bust rest and create laundry piles that are STILL in my living room, because I felt some sickness coming on.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Yuck!! We have been lucky so far this school year (knocking on wood). We haven't had a single bug come through the house.

    Hope you feel better soon!! So glad that Hubby was able to step in for you, so you wouldn't miss such a big day.

  7. Ok so I do feel rather stupid since I thought you sounded sick but didn't say anything. I just thought it might be the fact that I was using a computer to call you halfway around the world:( So sorry girl. Do hope you are feeling better.
    Did Big Daddy get the b-day card we sent him?
    Love you MUCHO and LOVED talking with you as always!!!!

  8. Your son is so cute, how funny! Sounds like you're in good hands!!

    I hope you're feeling better now.

    I am here from Big Blueberry Eyes, stopping in to say hello.