Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sick Day


It's a sick day in the Bauer house.

Today is the start of a five-day weekend dubbed Winter Break by the public schools, and I had every intention of dragging my second-grader to the office. Unfortunately his sister had other plans. The two wee ones were supposed to go to day care with Spiderman valentines and rub-on tattoos, but our morning scene nixed that plan.

I'll gladly spare you the details {wish I could say the same for myself}, but I'll set it up: today has been the kind of day that the washing machine is constantly running, the baths are plentiful, and the patient doesn't wear pants. The boys and I have been washing our hands to keep this bug contained to Baby Sister and the scrubbing is getting old, but that's not to say there isn't a silver lining. I'm at home. I don't have to drive anywhere until I take Nathan to his piano lessons tonight and I have the option of pajamas. Obviously the stomach bug is not fun and games, but here are the highlights:

1. Nora is not a snuggler but it's been "Mama!" with open arms all morning. No complaints.
2. Still babies who don't feel well tend to nap nicely.
3. The crib bedding and bathtub have never been cleaner and the scent of Lysol fills the air.
4. Video games have ruled the morning during patient naps and I'm not even sorry. Quiet. Sweet, sweet quiet.
5. All Bubble Guppies. All day.

See? If you can quell the crying and get past the, you know, smell, it's not so bad. {insert wincing face} At least that's what I keep telling myself. We have another several hours to fill until bedtime. I have crayons, sticker books, Pedialyte, an extra pack of diapers, and a DVR full of Nick Jr. Hopefully we can make it there unscathed.


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