Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Back to School Tomorrow

I love my kids, I really do but I can't help but think about the following quote.

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers."
-- Edgar Watson Howe

Monday, March 8, 2010

Add Insult to Injury

I updated you on our fun week in my last posting. Little did I know things would get so much better. On Saturday both girls came down with a fever, runny nose and cough. Gem has coughed so hard that she has vomited. Maya is just listless. Kept her home from School on Sunday (Boy was she mad about that!) thinking she would be over it and back to school on Monday. Monday more fever, more crankiness, red weepy eyes and Maya said her ear hurt. Went the doctor. He looked at Maya then at Gemma then at me and asked me what I'd done to them. Had to explain the burn and the black eye. Hope he believed me and the cops aren't on the way..... Home armed with antibiotics, burn cream, tylenol for kids over 6 (Maya is a giant and we've never had big girl medicine in the house) and decongestants.

No one tells you how hard motherhood is when your kids are sick. When my kids are sick, they still want to play. We've done a billion puzzles, played play dough, moon sand, popped poppers, had a silly string fight, watched movies, made a laminated bound book about dinosaurs, played fairies and ate ice cream for lunch and had mac and cheese for dessert. I think we've done it all. They are still not happy. 1 more day and Maya will be back at school and they will be released from the confines of the house to play with friends. Problem is, I don't have anymore ideas to keep them occupied for another day.

Now what? Massage and leave the girls with Judyfe? Yes, that sounds lovely. Perhaps a mani/pedi as well. No I wont leave my sick kids but it is nice to dream.