Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday Sickies

It started around 1am. My little girl came crying into my bedroom. "Mommy!" she sobbed, "there's something wrong with my nose!" Poor baby had a very stuffy nose, and a bit of a fever. After settling her down under the soft covers in Mommy's bed, I tried to get back to sleep. Between her coughs and her fitful kicks, there were not many zzzz's to be had.

She woke early, waving her arms half asleep, proclaiming, "I'm an alligator!" Then she declared that in her dreams, Strawberry Shortcake and her friends had come to our house. "Let's go see if they are in the living room!" she said. We stumbled out in the early morning darkness. There was a slightly human-shaped silhouette on the sofa. She stopped, and hesitantly said, "is that Strawberry Shortcake??" I turned on a light. It was her 16-year-old brother asleep on the couch. Baby sister was not amused. "YOU'RE not Strawberry Shortcake! You're a BOY!" she said with disgust.

It's not the norm to find a teenager sleeping on the couch. Turns out he is sick, too. His head is all stuffed up and he is just miserable. Poor kid.

After breakfast, I set my daughter up at the table with a big bowl of raw rice, pasta, and beans. She is playing happily, digging and scooping and putting dinosaurs in the bowl. A great distraction for when I ride my bike, I thought. But that won't be today.

The waves of mild nausea hit me first. I thought I was going to lose my breakfast, but I popped a hard candy in my mouth to quell the sick feeling. Every so often I feel like I am going to be sick, and a bit of achiness and headache are hanging over me. I plan to take good care of myself today, with teas and fresh oranges and lots of rest. Maybe I will make some chicken soup, or other nutritious comforting food for dinner. I'll ask my son what he would like.

As an aside, I joined Twitter the other day. I never even heard of it til last week, but it's kinda cool. I will be using it to post my calories each day and my weigh-ins in the sidebar, and it's cool to post a little note about what I am doing when I don't want to write a full blog post. Great way to stay in touch with people who care about you, too!

Have a great weekend and be well.


Lin said...

Hi Lyn,
So sorry to hear about your sick kids. And if you're not feeling well that makes things really difficult. I know all you want to do is comfort them and make them feel better and that's hard to do if you're sick yourself. Hopefully you'll be able to avoid the worst and start feeling better later today.
I'm gonna check out that Twitter site, I love new gadgets!
Feel better!

Krista said...

Hope you are all feeling better soon!

moonduster said...

So sorry to hear that you and the kids are going through "the sickies."

My whole family (6 kids with a new baby on the way) have been going through a spate of colds and stomach flus for the past few weeks. I'll be happy when I see the end of this!

new*me said...

hope you are feeling better very soon~~~~ It's that time of the year....yuck! Take care of yourself so you can continue to be the rock for your family ;)

Vickie said...

at least you will get it all over in one big sick fest. I have had one home with a bad sore throat but so far no one else has it. It is just that time of year I think. Hope everyone is better soon.

~TMcGee~ said...

I hope you feel better soon and your kiddos too. Thank you for the comment, I really appreciated it. :-)


spunkysuzi said...

Here's hoping you'll feel better soon!! "hugs"

Ceres said...

Oh no! I hope you all feel much better soon!

ryry the adventurous said...

Thanks for your comment! I am glad to be back too, took some AFK time and it felt good. :)

So sorry to hear you're not feeling well! Hope Monday is a feel better day for you! And YAY for new plans of attack!! I am right there with you... back on the whole foods, 24/7!

jae said...

"Is that Strawberry Shortcake?"

That's the cutest!! Hope you feel better soon. ~j

Pamela said...

I hope you all feel much better soon!

Tami said...

Hey Lyn- I have mentioned you 3 times in two days on my blog, so I figured I should give you a shout out on your own blog, plus if you have never heard of me then now you can know I'm talking about you. All good stuff, btw.

Hope you feel better!

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Jen said...

Sending healthy wishes your way!

Thanks for sharing the hilarious story on my blog...too funny!!!


bbubblyb said...

So sorry to hear that everyone is sick. I hate when one gets something everyone else always seems too. We are going through it in our house too. It's that time of year for it too with the transition of the weather.

What a cute story about strawberry shortcake. It would have freaked me out seeing someone on the couch though in the dark. I'm a screamer too lol would have scared the heck out of the 16 yr old lol.