Friday, 14 January 2011

We've been sick

Before kids I was almost never sick. Really. And if I was, I could bury myself under a blanket and watch movies all day until I either had to go back to work or I felt better.

I was thinking about this all last week while with a throbbing head and clogged sinuses I tried everything under the sun to relieve the kids' discomfort and bring down their fevers. Naveen kept clawing at me as if to say make it stop Mommy. And Deaglan was very articulate in letting me know that his body hurt, his neck ached, and even that his mouth didn't feel good.

We were almost out of the woods but then Deaglan caught it again. High fever, body aches, runny nose. Around and around.

It hasn't been all phlegm and headaches though. Naveen is almost crawling. He's doing that thing where he uses his arms to drag his body to his destination. And Deaglan is his usual charming self. Here are a few things he's said that I want to remember from these days:

  • Mommy, you're a really good friend to me.
  • But I already washed my hands with my mouth.
  • This truck is broken, it needs to go to a garage sale.
  • When my sister asked him what Naveen wanted for Christmas he told her: Just milk, Naveen likes milk.
  • When Santa comes for your birthday Mommy, you can ask him for a present.
I hope you are all well my friends and be assured that I will be making my rounds to your wonderful blogs to catch up on what you've been up to!


  1. I have been wondering what yall were up to! Feel better my friend! :)

  2. Did you get some antibiotics? If it gets worse after 5 days then it might be time. I am not a big antibiotics pusher because 40% of the time bacterial sinus infections resolve on their own. However, we waited a long time and could have probably recovered faster if I hadn't been so stubborn.

    Best wishes that you all recover quickly.

  3. I'm sorry you all have had to deal with feeling so bad-you guys get better-ok?

    And thanks for sharing the precious comments Deaglan said-that first one is so sweet! (And his hands are clean too-what a bonus!!)

  4. Ugh. Young children are like trojan horses carrying all sorts of colds and viruses. And you never see it coming.

    Here's hoping your out of the woods for a little while now... and on the mend!

  5. Awww.. Deaglan is such a thoughtful child... I hope you all start feeling better... :-) besides with that spirits of Deaglan, i am sure Santa's gonna work hard

  6. Oh, rest well and feel better soon!!!

    And I just love, "But I already washed my hands with my mouth." Priceless...

  7. hope you feel better soon! i cant believe thtat naveen is almost crawling already! i dont think gracie is quite there yet.

  8. I feel for you. I think I have been more sick this past year and a half than I have my entire life! I hope you all get well soon!

  9. We've all got it down here too. It's viral... all ya can do is wait it out. Yuck. Hope you're back up and running very soon.

  10. Sending tons of healthy vibes your way. We seem to have viruses circling back to you a lot this year. Love that last picture of the boys. Adorable.


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