Break out the quarantine tape
Yet another round of sickness. This time it’s me and Sarah. I was sick on my birthday, so I don’t think it counts. I’m still 35.
I’ve turned into one of those ladies in houses of ill repute who got hooked on opium in the days of the gold rush, except I am hooked on (non-narcotic) elderberry tincture. From what I can tell, it does help my cough (I don’t have one!) and it tastes so good. I’m going to have to make my own because it’s pretty expensive at the store, and I think I can make it for $5.50 at home. There’s alcohol in the stuff from the store, I don’t know how to do that at home though…I fear it may not be as effective at
creating a fun atmosphere knocking out my cough.
Last night was ghastly. I woke up on the couch at 9:30 pm, laying on my back, feet higher than my head, with my mouth agape, throat sore from breathing through my mouth. Everyone else had gone upstairs to bed. I drug myself upstairs and froze under four blankets, while wearing long sleeves and socks. I finally went back to sleep around 1 am, I think.
Sarah was up from at least 2:30 am when she threw up on Dave until 4:30 when one of us finally got her to sleep. I think it was Dave. She wasn’t having any of me. I tried, but she turned me down cold. It was insulting. Rhys was up the entire time so needless to say, today was horrid. I sent him to his room several times just because he was SO TIRED and I knew he was behaving the way he was out of fatigue and not just out of Rhysiness.
Would this garbage leave our house. This is week #2. I hope next week is not Rhys’ week to be sick. Either get it now, Rhys, or don’t get it, please!!
Oh and I am the worst homeschool mom ever. Monday we did math and CC. That’s all I could handle. Yesterday we did Phonics – same reason. Today…today we did (guffaw) PE! I sat in a chair, they played outside.
And now I am going to collapse onto the couch (again) and shove kleenexes up my nose so I don’t have to waste energy moving my arms to wipe and blow.
Posted on October 10, 2012, in Donna being Donna, Rhys, Sarah Annabelle and tagged Cough, elderberry syrup, flu, gag!, master tonic, no sleep, sick babies, sick toddlers, tired, too old for this, vomit. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.