Thursday, February 7, 2008

House of Germs

Ugh. Buddy is now sick. He was coughing around this morning, but I figured it was a run-of-the-mill cold and since it was only a partial day - they got out at 12:45 for a teacher and staff thing - he'd be fine.

He came in the door around 1pm and looked real peaked. He said he'd had a good day, but he really wasn't feeling well. I told him to change clothes and get in bed, try to get some rest. Now, I figured he'd get in bed for about 5 minutes, then pop up and play video games.

I went back to check on him and he was out like a light. He slept until well after 5 pm. He hasn't wanted anything to eat, but he did just ask for some Gatorade and I also gave him a teaspoon of honey. I'm sure that I gave birth to the child who is totally repulsed by ALL medicines. He hasn't met one he thought tasted decent. Tonight, I brought home some Mucinex for Kids, Mixed Berry flavor.

I said, brightly, "It's mixed berry flavor!" and his reply? "Sure, that's what they say, but it really tastes like feet." OOooookay.

Of course, I launch into the "Well, they can't make them taste too good, cause then kids would want to drink them all the time." That fell on deaf ears and he quickly retreated to his room.

He will not be attending school tomorrow. I've decided a day of rest is in order. When I was at the store earlier, I stocked up on chicken noodle soup, Gatorade and a few other of his favorites.

As luck would have it, both kids have their "well-child" yearly check ups on Monday! Usually, it works the other way around, as in I take my well kids to their check up and the next day, it's like a TB ward around here. Not this time, suckas - I have at least one sick kid going for his well child check up!

You know I like to leave off with an unrelated note. Tonight's was influenced by Ron at The Warped Mind of Ron. Here I am at 3 mos old. See, I even had black hair back then!


  1. What an adorable baby pic! Love Buddy's response about it tasting like feet.

    I hope he gets to feeling better.

  2. Woo Hoo.. I knew I could get people posting naked pictures on the web... the only problem is it's a baby picture :)

    I hope Buddy is feeling better soon.

  3. That Mucinex Berry flavored stuff is HORRRRRRIIBBBBLLEEE but don't tell Buddy. Or,,, I guess he already has that figured out. It's really gross. My kid who actually LIKES the taste of cough syrup (Lord help us) can't stomach that stuff.
    Get well soon Buddy!

  4. Oh, nooooooooooooooo!!!!

    I feel your pain. Srsly. My entire house has been sick all week -- except for me. I am so sick of sick!

    "Sure, that's what they say, but it really tastes like feet."

    Yep, that pretty much sums it up, little buddy!

  5. Gatorade is the new chicken soup. 8)

  6. Awwww what a cute pic of you!Baby butts are so adorable. he he

    I hope Buddy gets to feeling better soon!