Friday, October 24, 2008

Our petri dish

Ugh. This morning when we got up, Brian and I said to each other, "I am so tired of being sick." For the past 3 weeks, at least one person in our house has been sick at any given moment. And at this moment, all four of us have it. David, who instigated this whole mess, is on round two, bless his heart. It's no big deal in the grand scheme of things, it's just a cold, and hopefully it will be over in another week or so. But I'm just feeling tired and restless.

But even a sick week has its memorable moments:

*David cries equally as hard when I wipe his nose as he does when he gets shots. I mean seriously, is it that bad?

*Katy loooooves medicine. She has learned the schedule of taking her ibuprofen, and asks for it as soon as she wakes up, before nap, and before bed. Then she tosses it back and asks for more. I'm keeping it on a high shelf for this reason.

*I got The Toddler's Busy Book at the library. I think I'm going to need to buy this one. Not only is it chock full of ideas, but it has also helped me to think creatively about how to keep Katy entertained. Like this morning, we played for half an hour going into the dark bedrooms with a flashlight and trying to "find" familiar items. This is so much better than doing the same puzzle 50 times!

*On the other hand, I've discovered (confirmed?) that I am not a crafty person. I tried to make a leaf press this week and I had the same issue I had in the 6th grade: how do you make the wax paper seal around the leaf? I pick up my "press" and the leaves fall right out. I don't get it...

*David's latest trick is that he is getting up on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth. (!) I know he's almost 7 months old, but I just can't imagine that mobility is around the corner. Mostly because he was just born, like, yesterday.


Pam said...

I'm sorry you're sick and I'm sorry I stood you up (really, I am). I owe you one.
Jack loves medicine too and grips te syringe with his teeth so I can't get it out of is mouth. He has a cold AGAIN this week.
Will we see you Sunday?

Kelsey said...


I have a copy of the The Toddler's Busy Book which I totally failed to use with Harper. (She always self-entertained pretty well so it never occurred to me to look in there!) I would be happy to send it to you for a long-term loan. If I feel like I need it back someday for Michael, you can buy a copy then if you still want it, or you can write/copy your favorite activities from my copy. By then you'll probably just remember the ones you liked! Email me if you want me to send it, I can have it to you within a week or so!

bluedaisy said...

Wiping the nose- it is terrible for the little ones, isn't it? Liam hates that as well as the saline/syringe routine. I hope you guys are all better soon!!

Beth said...

Man Emily! I hope you are all feeling better soon. Let me know if you need any meds :)

Weed said...

Rachel loves medicine too, and is always so sad when she's not sick anymore and I tell her she doesn't need it.

I had the busy book from the library too. I need to get it out again and get busy gathering things.... A long winter is on the way and I need to find some entertainment for her!

Anonymous said...

What!?! not crafty? ummm- have you forgotten the summer of '97