Sunday, September 19, 2010

in sickness and in (sickness)


I was feeling a bit bragful yesterday that we were all on holiday as a family, everyone was healthy for a change, and we were about to head up to a lovely country town where our friends live opposite a river with their two kids, two acres, tow cats and a dog.
This was going to be real free-range time for Finn, pecking in the dirt with three-year-old Gil and five year old Hermoine. Chris and I were going to drink on the porch with Gabe and Andrew as we admired our (playing nicely of course) offspring.

But alas I felt bragful too soon. When I went into Finn overnight it was to find him lying in a pool of snot, tears and sweat. I gave him Panadol, put a fresh sheet under his poor damp little head, and went back to bed myself with fingers crossed. But this morning he has spots, and the kind Doc has diagnosed a ‘random virus’.

So no road trip this time round. But on the bright side perhaps I’ll get in some gardening, distress the very ugly sideboard that has good ‘bone-structure’ and cook a meal for some friends or neighbours.

And Finn is a calm bub when unwell. He knows the drill: stewed pears, cold porridge, raisins, cartoons, cuddles and warm baths. If only adult men would listen to their good nurses the dreaded ‘man flu’ could be stopped in its tracks…

5 comments:

Proud Womon said...

and you were sooo looking forward to getting away with the family - the trials and tribulations of parenthood hey...

sorry you're not making it away - but your week will be lovely being at home i'm sure...

luv the 'finger painting with breakfast' effect your wee'un has created on the table - see, always something to do!!!!

enjoy your holiday lily...

Curvy Kitty said...

Ah sorry to hear your boy's not well. Hope you enjoy your 'at home'

Sailor Lily said...

well you'd never guess but I got the virus. I may as well go back to my old smoking days for all the good this new healthy lifestyle does. I've been toxic and feverish for two days but now some Chinese herbs seem to be working a bit. blergh. lily

Curvy Kitty said...

Oh noes! Lovely way to spend yer hols! Take care!

Proud Womon said...

oh lily, you're certainly not having much luck where illness is concerned at the moment!!!!

hope you're feeling better now...