On Sick

There have been several interesting conversations around my house today regarding being sick.  My 3-year-old is the one afflicted with the middle-of-the-night onset of an intestinal virus the likes of which we haven’t seen since, well, EVER.  I can only hope that it’s one of those things that only she must endure.  I don’t care to see it repeated.  Fortunately the Puke Fest has ceased, but she is still feverish and lethargic.

Yeah, you don’t want to come within a mile of MY house today.  I feel sorry for the neighbors who oh-so-innocently joined me for pizza last night.  They are okay so far, but they may not be out of the woods yet.

So far we are all holding up, but admittedly my stomach doesn’t feel quite right, and I’m not sure if it’s just the power of suggestion or if I’m fighting it off.

Earlier in the day, as I was sitting on the couch, holding her sickly sister limp in my arms, my 6-year-old looked at me and said, “Why are YOU allowed to touch her?”

At least I know my don’t-touch/don’t -kiss/and-for-the-sake-of-all-that’s-contagious-don’t-share-food-or-drinks-with-your-sister-today talks got through to her.

I explained that I’m the mommy and I have to take care of my sick babies because no one else is knocking down the door for the chance to do it.  And just when I was thinking how considerate it was that she was thinking of my misfortune, she continued, “But if you get sick, I might get it.”

Well, yes, I suppose that’s possible.  Don’t you worry your pretty little head about ME, though.

And on the topic of sick, in one of my 3-year-old’s few lucid moments today, she informed me that:

“I don’t like sicks.  Sicks is bad.”

I wholeheartedly agree.

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13 Responses

  1. Oh, girl! You have a compatriot today! My 3yo threw up twice this morning, but luckily it stopped there. A small fever and a few hours of lethargy, and now she is as good as new.

    Hope the sickies go away before affecting any more of the family!

  2. So sorry to hear about the yuck bug hitting your home. This has been the worst stretch of sickness this year. We’ve been doing well for the last 2 weeks, lets hope this is the end and then its all just fun summer ahead.

  3. I feel for you! It was much worse for me when our 2 year old was barfing than it was when our 4 year old was. It’s cute that she describes it as having the “sicks”! Hope that tomorrow is a better day for all of you. 🙂

  4. Oh! Feel better! Nothing is worse than the stomach flu although the good news is that it is usually short lived.

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