Sickies…

As with everything, there is the good and the bad…

Having a houseful of kids being bit by the flu bug is no different.

Sammy is still down, feverish and then sweating it out.

Max came home yesterday, his eyes red and head hot.  When I asked him why he didn’t call me, he replied, “Well there was just 2 hours left and I didn’t see the point.”

Tyler is just not feeling well.  Not sure what he really has but he was up most of the night.

Josh, hollered for me right on cue at 1:30 am… “Mommy, I want you.”  This is our nightly appointment … every night.  As I went to him, I could feel his head warming up and his cough wet and full.

Jordan isn’t up yet for me to assess… but due to the fact that I had little sleep… I’m gonna assume he is not gonna make school on time.

And last but not least, my sweet Zach straggles out of bed, “I don’t feel good.”

It’s a wrap.

Yesterday Sammy came to me and said, “I didn’t sleep well last night.”

I nodded as he was quite restless.  He said, “I was hallucinating.  I thought your bed was a dragon and was gonna get me, so I couldn’t close my eyes.” He told Sanj he would never do drugs as the hallucinating wasn’t fun!

As I was watching Zach’s hockey game last night, my phone rang.  It was Sammy.

“Mommy, on TV there was a commercial for this thing called Vapour Rub..  It helps your cough.  Could you get me some?”

VICKS? I laughed out loud.  Sammy would HATE the smell of the vapours on his chest.  Yet he is me child that is drawn in by ads. So funny!

Since Sammy has been down since Saturday, he is thinking of the social life that he is missing. “Mommy, do you think I’ll be better by Friday?”

In the seconds that he said this, I wondered if he was hallucinating because I was sure he wasn’t worrying about school work.

“What’s Friday?” I asked

Sammy:  “The school dance!”

That’s my boy.  Sick as a dog but life is still a party.

While having sick kids is no fun… our house is not quite as noisy, less chaotic, nobody looking for food constantly and there is a stillness that is never here.

Get better my boys… quick!

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