January 01, 2006

A Gash, A Rash, and Purple Bumps

In Shel Silverstein's poem Sick little Peggy Ann McKay comes up with an amazing list of ailments which will all keep her from going to school -- until she finds out it is Saturday and she heads outside to play. In our household, we just wish we could have looked at the calendar, seen that my husband was taking a whole week of vacation and headed out to play. Instead, we've all be thoroughly and miserably sick since before Christmas.

We've had runny noses, sore throats, pink eye, vomit, fevers, and The Toddler developed the first ear infection my children have ever had -- being an overachiever, she made it a double.

Just to liven things up, The Toddler also fell against a chair and split the inside of her upper lip. Have you ever tried applying ten minutes of direct pressure to the inside of a screaming baby's mouth? My husband managed, but I would have cracked under pressure within about 15 seconds.

Fun times abound. I can only hope that the beginning of this new year will bring much better health -- once the Toddler gets over the stomach bug and I kick the pinkeye out of my system. I wish much better health for all of you out there than we currently are experiencing here.

Happy New Year!


Sorry to hear that so many things have hit all at once, Jordana, but I guess there could be a positive side -- no long strung-out month or two of such nonsense.

Despite the disappointing start to the New Year, I hope that 2006 brings immediate improvements in health and more good times than bad. Happy New Year!

Posted by: Roberta S at January 1, 2006 01:43 PM

oh, how we can relate and commiserate! all six of us have been down. 5 of us with the worst stomach bug we've seen since having kids. we've had everything you've had - minus the ears, but plus another case of thrush and a husband with a back out that caused him to spend a week in bed. bummer. i feel a need to call for an additional week of holiday to make up for the last week and half we spent (on my husband's vacation too) in varying stages of illness and incapacitation. hope you guys are feeling much better and can look forward to a healthier 2006!

Posted by: Tricia at January 1, 2006 04:37 PM

That's terrible! I guess I had better be thankful I only have one germy and accident-prone offspring while it lasts!

Posted by: Lenise at January 1, 2006 05:46 PM

Our offspring must have frequented the same playground equipment--we've had the exact same virus, followed by double ear infections. You have my sympathy!

Posted by: Meredith at January 1, 2006 06:26 PM

I'm so sorry!

Hey, wasn't it your anniversary this week, too? I remember from last year, b/c our anniversary was the 30th and I believe, it's the same day yours is. Yes? Bummer to have to spend your anniversary the sickie way (we did that last year).

Happy Anniversary, anyway! And many more (anniversaries, of course. Not sick days!)!!

Posted by: angie at January 2, 2006 02:17 PM