Friday, December 4, 2009

Change of Plans

What a week! The kids were both sick last weekend and we missed school on Monday because of a long-lasting fever. Tuesday and Wednesday were fairly uneventful...as uneventful as life can be trying to teach 31 kids.

Then Cole got sick again, this time complete with vomiting. Lots of vomiting. I've never seen a more pathetic little boy in my life. He literally didn't move from the recliner the entire day...even requesting a Pull-Up as it hurt to stand. :( I stayed with him through the morning, then hubby took off at noon to keep him for the afternoon while I went to school.

In hindsight, I probably should have just taken the entire day off. My room was a mess. The kids were obnoxious. I did more picking up/sorting/organizing/yelling than actual teaching.

But today? Today is a bummer. The teacher across the hall and I had decided a few weeks ago to take personal days today to spend the day Christmas shopping. (Shh. Don't tell.)

We were both giddy with anticipation of a kid-free, work-free, stress-free day of Starbucks, shopping, lunch out, and more shopping. Just the two of us.

Instead? I am home, nursing my little guy back to health. Of course, I am happy to be here to take care of him. And am so glad he is starting to feel better. But it isn't exactly the day I had in mind.

Instead of Starbucks peppermint mocha, I am sipping on Folgers. Instead of lunch out, I will be having leftover stir-fry. Instead of shopping with the BFF, it's just me and my laptop and overstock.com.

Let's just hope everyone stays healthy next week. I need that shopping day. And that Starbucks. And that kid-free, work-free day.

Anyone wanna sub for me?

Edited to add: Super-sweet hubby read this post this morning, took pity upon me, and brought lunch to us at noon! Yay!

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14 comments:

Bren said...

Oh - I hope he recovers soon! Poor little guy!

Tracey said...

Hope your little guy is feeling better soon! We got hit with the vomit bug last month. It slowly made it's way through the family. With a 1 year old and a 3 year old it took lots of carpet cleaning to get the smell out! LOL. I was just thankful it wasn't the Swine Flu!

Rhonda said...

I hope everyone feels better soon! My whole family is still fighting off stuff! Cam and Cade missed school Monday and Tuesday. I waited until they were fever free for 24 hours and sent them on Wednesday. They are still coughing some! Now Michael has a sore throat. This stuff has gone on over a week! It's tiring!

Hope your family gets over it all quicker!

Working Mommy said...

Hope you all get well soon!! We are suffering from the same thing over here...the babe got sick, then the man and now me. UGH!

~WM

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Well that's just no fair for anyone. Poor little guy - I hope he gets better REAL QUICK!

Susan said...

Hope Cole is better soon. Nothing worse than a pitiful sick child!

Hope you get your shopping day!

Becky said...

That IS a SUPER sweet hubby! Aww..!


Poor little guy! It is so hard when your babies are sick!

Finding Normal said...

I already told my hubs that if either kid gets sick next week, he'll be home with them. We MUST have our day! I do love some overstock, but now I'm even MORE giddy with anticipation.

HandyFamily said...

super-sweet husbands that save the day are awesome! hope everyone is on the mend!

Emily said...

Major bummer! I hate it when that happens. I hope you get your shopping day soon!

teachergirl said...

So sorry you missed your day - here's hoping next week and your baby is much better!

ShaRhonda said...

I'm a little behind on my blog reading, but I sure hope you get that day this week, you deserve it!

Always a mom said...

I am sorry to hear about your sick little one. Hope he's doing better.
I have an award for you on my blog when you have the time to stop by :)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Oh bummer for the little guy. Both of my kids had like a 24 hour virus. They both are fine now, but they were vomiting all over kingdom come! GOodness.

Dang it about the personal day!