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It’s going to be a slow week here…

November 16, 2009

All three boys are sick to varying degrees.  Fevers, coughing, runny noses, throwing up, we’ve got it all…such fun.  The good news is, C is already feeling much better than he was two days ago, so I don’t think this is a serious bug.  Knock on wood…

They all stayed home from church with DH yesterday and went in and out of sleep for most of the day.  The kitchen was open practically 24 hours as we just fed whoever was awake and hungry the whole day and into the night.  D especially had a rough day though, and was quite disoriented when he woke up again around 11 p.m. and three of us were up eating cereal.  He wanted to know why it was still dark as he thought it must be morning.

After being up late, we had a slow start this morning, but we managed to get some breakfast in everyone and even attempted school.  Today was reading.  That was all.  Gotta love homeschooling at home on a sick day. 

We read and discussed scriptures.  We read our new memory scripture.  We read books on colonial America.  We read Cranberry Thanksgiving for Five in a Row.  We had independent reading, and didn’t write a single word or do a single math problem, but counted it as a school day anyway.  It was actually quite nice to sit together on the couch, all curled up, and just read.  We probably would have read more, but we also kept getting interrupted by the phone, the UPS guy, and the timer for our bread (multiple times.)  Plus my voice was getting tired.  There are advantages to interspering our reading with the normal written work. 

I have a feeling that’s how this week is going to go though.  I had high hopes for finishing A’s math book and writing book, but he was just not up for any kind of writing today.  And that’s ok.  Tomorrow we’ll add in Story of the World and science reading.  We usually save books on tape for the car, but maybe we’ll try one inside tomorrow just for a change, seeing how they’re not up for doing much more than lounging around at this point.

Can I admit this?  It was so nice to get out all by my lonesome today and do errands in record time.  I picked up our holds at the library, stocked up on shampoo, hand sanitizer, and new toothbrushes (for all the sickies) at the store, and picked up my new family history Sunday school course manual. 

When I got home, they all crowded around me to see what treasures I would pull out of the Magical Library Bag of Delight.  We’re such bookworms around here!  (Although I probably need to sanitize every book they’ve touched today.) 

I think that by the time we run through this bug, the whole house will need to be scrubbed.  Which is good.  We’re trying to put things in order around here anyway.  DH made quite a bit of progress on their bedroom today for me and even washed every quilt and sleeping bag we own at the laundromat while we read this morning.  I’m going to miss his help when he goes back to work tomorrow.  Our job chart must really be working too because I’m sure noticing what doesn’t get cleaned when 3/5 of the work force is out sick!  Hopefully since they’re all sick at once, we can get through this and be done with it.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2009 7:59 am

    Hope everyone is feel better soon!

  2. November 17, 2009 8:40 am

    Sorry it has gotten worse since I talked to you. Hope everyone starts to feel better soon. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help.

  3. Stephanie permalink
    November 18, 2009 2:49 am

    Hope your little ones feel better soon.

    Mine were sick last week but instead of sleeping, they were restless, and refused to rest.

    My oldest is better, but my little one still has a runny nose.

    And worst of all, despite the way they felt, they both insisted on taking baths and playing in the water.

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