Sunday, September 28, 2008

Doesn't Deserve A Title

My weekend has been full of sickness (me and the kids), jetlag (Larry), ridiculous marital spats (due to the sickness and jetlag), and news from a friend I visited last week that her kids all started throwing up a few hours after we left. So we're operating under Code Vomit right now, catching up on laundry, stocking up on ginger ale, crackers, and pretzels, and generally battening down the hatches for what we know is coming.

Oh, and lack of sleep - did I mention that? Yeah.

I just cannot find any funnies here today. I'm still busy editing photos in case of my untimely demise, ignoring my husband who is absolutely no fun when he is tired (not me, though - I'm a barrel of laughs right now), and trying to remember which kid I gave the Motrin to and when. They are all in various stages of a headache/sore throat type of thing which is apparently only there to soften them up for the stomach virus's knockout blow.

I'm whining. It's pathetic. Why don't you go over to MidCenturyModernMoms and tell me if you ever had to play that lifeboat/nuclear shelter game I describe there? Because so far the commenters all sound as though they think I had a strange childhood. Maybe it was just a Jewish thing, that game? Beats me.

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23 comments:

  1. I hope you & your family feel better soon!

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  2. On my way over. Meanwhile, fasten your seat belt and keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times. Feel better.

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  3. I hope it doesn't hit too hard. Get some sleep.

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  4. That doesn't sound like a fun weekend at all. Hope things get better very soon!!

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  5. Oh I'm sorry! Hope you all feel better soon over there.

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  6. Here's a helpful suggestion for how to keep track of the Motrin doses.
    Get a sharpie, then each time you give Motrin to a kid, write on their forehead the time and the dose.

    It would be much easier than trying to remember anything.

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  7. Oh, and I hope you all get feeling better soon. You've had more than your fair share of sickness this year.

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  8. Thanks, Jill - I can always count on you for a practical solution.

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  9. LOL...love Jills reply...hope everyone gets better soon!

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  10. I am sorry you are all bunkered down ready for the invasion. Not a good time.
    About the pics, I think I am going to give my kids books with all their pictures in them for christmas. It may be 20 years from now but it is a goal.

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  11. yes I know what you mean about marital spats...when we're not happy.....nobody's happy.......

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  12. I'm with Jill and the Sharpie...pure genius. Not sure about the game but I will go check it out.

    Feel better!

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  13. Ick. I hate weekends like this. I hope everyone is feeling better, very soon.

    BTW, there's no way you've had any Chinese milk products lately, is it? I keep meaning to ask.

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  14. Bright side: at least you are forewarned. When Mr. Vomitus does make his appearance (and with your track record I would sort of count on it) YOU WILL BE READY! In fact, your defensive tactic just might be the thing to have him slinking off to find some victims that are more vulnerable.

    Just keep everyone out of the top bunk.

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  15. Ha! My son's dairy allergy ensures that we are safe from that! Finally, after 16 years, I've found the silver lining...

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  16. Ugh. Hope you all feel better soon. And, that everyone doesn't start throwing up at the same time. How DO you do it? The idea makes me want to throw up a little.

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  17. Bonnie and ClydeSeptember 29, 2008

    And you came to my house? I'm going to start calling you Typhoid Mary ...

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  18. Hope you guys feel better soon - and that the sore throat thing is the worst that happens.

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  19. I HATE keeping the drug dosage schedule accurate. Last winter when the flu hit I had a spreadsheet on top of the oven to keep us all straight. That's enough work without the laundry, cooking & photos!

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  20. Jills comment made me laugh too. Reminded me of the time Micheal Scott wrote on the Beni Hana waitress so he could keep track of which one was which. hope you get feeling better!!!

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  21. My husband assured me the other day that every blog post does not HAVE to be funny. We still learn a lot from each other when everything's not laughable. Having said that, I HATE those "oops, sorry we didn't realize our kids had typhoid fever when you came over for playgroup" moments. We're usually on the receiving end (like when we got the call last week about scabies in the church nursery), but I've been a perpetrator of that once and I still feel guilty.

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  22. This evening a young girl stopped by to visit my daughters. When I asked her how she was doing she said, "Not very well, I am fighting a cold." I wanted to kick her out then and there. Instead I invited her to stay for dinner and didn't tell her one of my daughters has pink eye! Oh yes, revenge is sweet.

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  23. There is a real nasty cold going around the schools here. The cough sounds terrible. Though since they have enough energy to play outside when they are "sick", they can go to school tomorrow.

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