Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Five out of six of us down. Only one smiling is S, and as she’s only three and won’t be missing any rocket science classes I’ve kept her home too. But the BH had to soldier on because it’s an important day at work. So I’m home alone with a tribe of misery guts (and one giggle princess).

We have two things happening, some sort of chest infection/cold that has laid claim to R, J, the BH, and me; and then a stomach thing that P, the BH and I have got. I guess that makes us grown ups greedy.

I just about remembered to call ALL the schools (actually I forgot J’s till after nine, but it’s done now) and then my mother called to ask what time we were meeting. Huh?

For the life of me I couldn’t remember what she was talking about. Luckily she writes things down and was able to remind me S has a party this afternoon. Even more lucky is the fact I couldn’t get S to it, and so made arrangements for my mother to cover the event. And she’s still happy to do the running around! She’s also hoping to catch the tummy bug as she’d like to lose a little weight and hasn’t got much planned for the rest of the week. Mad woman, she has no idea what she’s wishing for!

P is in an almighty strop (and I mean ALMIGHTY). All because I asked him to rewrite his homework, and I only did that because his teacher commented (last night at the parents evening) on his lazy handwriting and forgotten capitals. I figured as he wasn’t doing anything else today, rewriting ten sentences shouldn’t be a big deal. And it wouldn’t be for any other child.

In fact, upon reflection, I’m going soft. I remember striking lines through my eldest’s work because it wasn’t neat enough. He was only six, but he didn’t cry or stomp his feet, he just got on with it and remembered for the next time. Why does everything have to be a drama with P?!

Oops, I’ve just shouted at him because he threatened to throw his homework book in the bin! Little git.

(Ten minutes later)

We’ve had a talk. Choices were discussed along with future employment opportunities and what he may want from life. It turns out he doesn’t want to get married (I have no idea why) but he does want a nice house, holidays and kids. He now understands I can’t give him these things, and that he shall have to earn them for himself through hard work. And it begins now, with the small stuff.

So far so good! He’s shown me his first two sentences (he’s sitting at the desk beside me) and is full of smiles and pride.

Yay for me! And him! (Can you tell I’m on medication today?)


Blogger Me Over Here said...

Oh Debi, sounds like you have quite a handful to corral, and with you being sick on top of it all, I very much admire you! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

I can't wait to have kids, but am extremely nervous that they'll turn out to be drug addicted teenagers who want nothing to do with me, drop out of school, and then end up running a drug ring on the outer-skirts of Cuba. Maybe I'm worrying too much?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 1:32:00 pm  
Blogger Jona said...

Thanks MOH, and as for your worrying (and yours is one of the worst senarios I've ever heard!) you love 'em anyway ;o)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 2:59:00 pm  
Blogger mm said...

Debi - send all those kids to bed and sit on your couch with a fuzzy blankie, some tea, and your new copy of Snow and Ashes.

Doctor Maureen

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 4:07:00 pm  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Practicing medicine without a license. I'm telling.

Get well soon!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:23:00 pm  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

You need more kids. It would take your mind off your own misery. (Don't tell BH I said so, though. I think he knows what causes them.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:51:00 pm  
Blogger MarkD60 said...

There's been a very strong bug going around over here too, everybody has gotten it, (except me, so far) and the symptoms sound the same....
I hope you and your family get better soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:43:00 am  
Blogger Daisy Mae said...

I hope you all feel better soon. Don't send that mess this way. With Lil MIss being in school now I am sure I am going to catch every bug out there. Good thing they are an excellent form of weight control!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:44:00 am  
Blogger Jona said...

Maureen – would you believe an entire day at home and I didn’t get to read a paragraph?!

Thanks Doug :o)

Hoss – More kids? Nice idea, but I’ve no energy/money/time/room left!

Thank you Mark, I’m a lot better today (Thursday), and the girls are back at school too :o) You take care and avoid that hurricane!

Daisy Mae – Yep, kids are a danger to your health ;o)

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:13:00 am  

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