Monday, January 21, 2013

Round 2

We've had round 2 of being sick going through this week.  It seems to be a new bug and one by one all of the kids went down with it through out the week.  We had barely gotten through the last bug and many still had lingering coughs when noses started dripping again, little bodies were feeling warm, and throats were reported to be sore.
Yes, thats 20 degrees!  We had some COLD mornings.
Since everyone was still dragging from the last bug and it was freezing outside we decided to lay low and stay in.  We put plan B into action.  Everyone stayed inside (since while some wanted to go play they would come in hacking and coughing from being out in the cold), minimal chores and school would be done and lots of cuddling was in order.
I sat on the couch and little ones piled on.
We set up our projector and watched DVDs (mostly science related or ones that involved character qualities/issues we are working on) and discussed them.  We spent quite a bit of time reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingals Wilder.  Once Miss J was feeling better (on Thursday) I took advantage of the down time to teach her some basic crochet skills, she was thrilled to get a long chain made up using her fingers, then she moved on to using a hook.


By Thursday evening I was wondering if I was coming down with the bug. I was thankful to have missed the last one, but this one seemed to be getting the better of me.  Friday morning found me dragging, but still not too bad.  By Friday after noon I was down.  I was thankful that I had been able to hold out until the week-end.  Daddy came home with a pizza and took over for the week-end while I stayed in bed and rested up in hopes that I would be in much better shape by Monday.  While resting I did make use of the quiet time and worked on some knitting I had been wanting to get to.  These fingerless mittens are just about done!

1 comment:

  1. I have other friends who just got round two of the flu! I am feeling very fortunate at this moment that my family has managed to avoid it altogether--although I am finishing round two of some weird stomach thing, that really hurts but has no other symptoms. I'll consider that not too bad! I hope you are feeling much better now, and the kiddos are too!