More Sick

Lucas has been ill since sometime Sunday night. Fever mostly. Monday afternoon it spiked to 104 degrees, complete with sweats and chills. It’s no fun. We three have been stuck at home for the last two and a half days and we’re bored. I’ve been working on a copyediting project and unable to send my sick kid to the babysitters, so Lucas has been watching FAR too much TV. I wish I weren’t having to resort to the boob tube, but I’ll be damned if the Disney channel doesn’t keep my boys engrossed! (I’m not proud.)

I haven’t been able to get to the gym because of Lucas’s illness. So I’m feeling … um … ansty? achey? itchy to get my ass on the treadmill. I suppose that’s a good sign that my exercising is moving back into the neighborhood of habit. It is a good neighborhood.

I think he’s on the mend now. Today he made a valiant effort to convince me I should take him out to lunch at a restaurant. Um, No. Then he offered to pay. Um, still NO. He’s mad at me because he is bored. I guess he thinks if I were a cool mom, I’d let him do all the stuff he wants to even though he’s sick. We’re not going to play group this afternoon, even though we’re all desperate to get out of the house.

Asher has a low-grade fever. I assume he’s coming down with it, too. 


3 Responses to “More Sick”

  • foseelovechild
    August 6, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    are they contagious?


  • sarabellae
    August 6, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    No way to know. Sorry.


  • lunagirl35
    August 6, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    “Television– teacher, mother, secret lover”. A bit of TV won’t scar them for life. At least it’s kid’s TV not reruns of the Sopranos or Jerry Springer. Now, if he starts wanting to listen to the Jonas Brithers, you’re in trouble!


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