Friday, March 5, 2010

Mrs. Mallard

We are on day two of a stomach bug-- a nasty, but mercifully swift bug that has moved from one member of the family to the next like an over-eager contra-dance partner. I have never in my life been in such close proximity to so many bodily fluids in such a brief period of time. Yuck.
The children have been handling it surprisingly well, and my sweet and heroic Ben traveled up to Boston just for the day to give a presentation. I feel like Mrs. Malard in Make Way for Ducklings waving good-bye to Mr. Mallard and saying, "Don't you worry, I know all about bringing up children." So here we are, me and my two lovely ducklings who happen to be spewing bodily fluids left and right. I wish I could put a more romantic spin on it, but we all know that taking care of sick children is hard and messy.

Above: our "sick bed" couch, which is one of the few surfaces that has remained clean.

Wishing you a healthy and wonderful weekend, and I"ll be back in (hopefully) healthier times.

8 comments:

ella de roeck said...

oh my! we had this recently too - it is so horrible & messy :( praying for you and hoping you are all well very soon x

Once Upon A Parent said...

Oh Adele I hope it leaves as quickly as it came. Those kinds of bugs can be so scary and with out and extra set of hands around. Hang in there!

KnitterMama said...

OH NO!! We have it too and it has stuck with one of us for a while. I hope it gets out of your house in a very quick way!

Vicki said...

Sending sweet thoughts your way. Let's hope the bug scrams quickly Mrs. Mallard! Not fun. My kiddos like the bed to couch migration.

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Feel better love!

Kerry said...

Oh my, hoping that they are better soon and that you are well too! Take good care!

Adele said...

Thank you all for your prayers and positive energy! It must be working, because today has been much better. Thank you.

Whirliegig said...

I so hope you're feeling better.