One of my co-workers (a very proper English gentleman) greeted me with that this morning. How right he was! We are down in the single digits. School was delayed 2 hours today because of bitterly cold temperatures. I was so glad I had bought a space heater for my office a week ago! Last week we heard that we were to have an early spring….I suppose that stupid groundhog jinxed us.
Yesterday evening we were to go to the house of some very dear friends for a Superbowl party. We had been looking forward to this for weeks because they have a very cool 110 inch high-definition projection TV. They also have twin daughters Isaac’s age, and so both older boys were looking forward to seeing their friends. Well, literally 15 minutes before departure time, Jonny kept saying, “My body doesn’t feel so good.” He had diarrhea and then promptly fell asleep!
Mark ended up going to the party with Isaac, while I stayed home with the other two. Jonny slept for 2 hours straight. Shortly before Mark and Isaac were due to return, Jonny woke up asking for food (bread and jelly – he ate 4 slices!) and wanting to go to the party. When I explained that he’d slept through it, he burst into tears saying, “But I’m better now!”
He got some ice cream as a consolation prize, but was still sad.
Thankfully, Jonny’s illness hasn’t turned into a gastroenteritis, but he does seem to have a cold. His poor nose is red from constantly rubbing it on his sleeve. Isaac seems to be feeling well so far, and Ben is finally in a good mood again and up to taking full feeds. The older boys don’t usually nap during the day, so imagine Mark’s shock when he found them like this on their bunk beds this evening:
I hope they know that bedtime is still the same tonight.
Isaac had “Sharetime” at Kindergarten today. He had to “Tell about someone you love”, so he chose Ben. He took this picture with my camera, we printed it out, and he told his class all about Ben. I sent a note to his teacher explaining Ben’s diagnosis so she wouldn’t be caught off-guard with Isaac’s little presentation. I wish I could have been there to hear it. 🙂