Thursday, April 03, 2008

They Bring Me Flowers

I've had a crappy few days. Sawyer is being treated for pneumonia and ear issues. Spenser has had a cold with fever this week. Mason started with a random and sudden ear ache one night at dinner and again at bedtime, but it was gone by morning. And was fine for two days until the other ear felt left out and decided it wanted some attention at midnight. Repeatedly. And then it was fine the next day. And now Mason is coughing. And I think Carter is claiming that he has a cough, too. Although I haven't heard him. I had back and knee aches earlier in the week. And as soon as they were better I had a very sudden neck spasm that almost left me sitting on the sofa all day. That only lasted a day and the back and knee started back up and today it's the neck and knee. I think. I don't even know. Or maybe it's the neck, back, and knee. Whatever. I know it's an ibuprofen day for me again. (And did I mention that Joe is out of town?)

All I know is that I've wiped more runny noses, caught more phlegmy barf in my hand, and dispensed more medicines than any world record holder which only resulted in one miscalculated dosage. And, thankfully, it wasn't life-threatening or dangerous in any way.

I had planned on sewing last night. That's before I realized I was in a terrible mood and that I shouldn't be allowed to play with any sharp objects while I was distracted. I am making sleeves for a sweet-16 party dress for a girl at church, whose dress was sleeveless. It would not have been a good night to work on another person's garment.

And even though I was (and still am) in a foul mood. All is well. They bring me flowers. And they love me. Crazed mom and all.

20 comments:

Karyn said...

:)

You are so funny, even when you're miserable.

I am hoping you have a better day today.

Emily said...

Lera,
You will live through another day! See, small things do count!

Butterfly kisses and belly hugs!

Stacey said...

You are a hoot....even when all seems to be going down hill!

Hope everyone is feeling better! :)

Freckled Hen said...

I have been enjoying your blog and thought today would be an appropiate day to comment. I also have five children and they are all are recovering from the stomach flu. It's the first time they have all been ill at once. Does this help? You're not alone!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh goodness Lera, that's a lot to deal with.

kira said...

Hope you feel better soon! It doesn't seem right to have colds when the wheather is FINALLY getting nice outside.

miss chris said...

I'm so glad they did! I almost had some delivered to you today. Just because, sweetie.

*hugs* And here's to daddys coming home. :) xoxo

beki said...

Oh Lera, I'm so sorry you've been having a rough time. Thank goodness for pretty flowers :)

FinnyKnits said...

You're still my hero, Lera. I hope your day improves and holds out for AT LEAST the weekend.

xo

Katkat said...

oh man! call me sometime soon and i'll come over and watch the kids so you can have some mommy time.

jessi said...

one child sick is bad enough - but three and yourself! Take it easy and stay away from sharp objects (that made me laugh - thanks)!

nikko said...

I agree with Karyn -- you're still hilarious even when obviously miserable.

Hope everyone feels better soon. Go take a bath with some of that chocolate soap. ;o)

Jo-Anne said...

Believe it or not, you will wish for these days back when your children are all teenagers. There have been a few nights/days when I wished all four of mine were small again, puking their guts out or crying with earaches. Silly as it sounds, we have much more control than we know at this point.....it's when they start using that free agency thing that things begin to get interesting. I just keep telling myself..."It's all good" :):):)
I hope all is well and the kids are feeling better. Hang in there!

madre adoptiva said...

Oh gosh, you poor thing. I hope everyone is well again very soon. Hang in there!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

Aww, I hope everything works out soon.

Arlene,
Tacoma florist

cici said...

oh lera, i hope you're feeling better soon.

at least you have flowers - we don't have any here yet.

amandajean said...

hang in there. it's got to get better. hope it's sooner rather than later!

hooli said...

Oh sweet lera.
Hang in there.
I've just kicked my pneumonia. It was awful and I can't imagine a child having it.
I'll be thinking of you and wishing your whole family good thoughts.

Alicia A. said...

hugs to you all.

and maybe a big box of doughnuts.

Little Munchkins said...

Oh no! Hope you are all feeling better now. Take care.