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.