This past week marked a first for me since having children: I actually made my kids sick.
I probably contracted it from some snivelling underager in the first place, but at least it wasn’t one of my own.
I even thought the kids might avoid it, since it took them a good day to show signs of wavering. But one missed preschool class and one missed dance class later, I knew Gemma wasn’t right, since those are two highlights in her week. And Kristopher catches something if someone with a runny nose appears on TV, so he didn’t stand a chance. Theo is a champ and not only remained healthy, but also chose to become consistent in his 10-11 hour nightly stretches, officially cementing him in the Baby Hall of Fame for best baby ever.
Of course, this bug also coincided with the week our regular workout classes resumed – I swear, we had the best intentions, right Andrea?
It’s funny how when you’re sick you have absolutely, positively no desire to leave the house. But somehow, 5 minutes later, it’s all you can do not to climb the walls. And then it’s back to wanting to stay home in pajamas. It’s a vicious cycle. It could’ve been the fever talking, but I was on the verge on many things – tears, buying formula and passing off my baby, washing off layers of skin to try to avoid making said baby sick – and I can officially say I am not a good sick person. It is when all my worst qualities come out in force: anger, selfishness, resentment, entitlement, laziness, even bad grammar.
Thankfully, I have the immune system of an ox (presuming they have good ones) so this isn’t a regular occurrence, because I would have no friends. Those of you who believe in living together before marriage? Worst idea ever. If Carl had known I was like this, let’s just say he may have had second thoughts :P
JOKES! I am so wonderful in so many other ways, I would have still been irresistible ;)
Anyway, where were we?
Ah yes, Monday Moments. Well, like any good week, we got up to our fair share of cross-dressing. (Apologies to those of you who googled “cross-dressing” and ended up here – you’re in the wrong place.)
You can’t tell in this next one, but “Prince Charming” favours pink plastic high heels almost as much as his fair prin-cess.
Theo, on the other hand, continues wearing a themed shirt past it’s prime date, which is clearly a faux pas.
We’ll work on our fashion choices this week, the alphabet the week following that.
You’re absolutely hysterical! :D
It looks as though everyone had fun on their week off- despite the flu. (Cabin fever is horrible, I can completely understand the bouts of insanity.) :P
Lisa Wilkinson says
Oh Anna, I laughed out loud when I read your apology to the “cross dress” googlers. :) I can pick up your kiddos, well the oldest two anyways, for a bit of peace if you’d like! Hope you’re feeling 100% soon.
Oh my goodness, Nelson has the exact same hat as kristopher is wearing the second picture! Kyle bought at a garage sale, but Nelson fell in love with it and took possession! Except he wears it backwards.
Glad to hear you are feelings better, we just gy hit with the flu…
I grabbed this one at a clothing exchange – the extra stuff was going to be donated anyway so I stocked up on some dress-up accessories for the kids :) I love this hat on the kids!