Shannon Stacey

Under quarantine

Please send coffee.

The tall kid’s down with the flu. I cannot say BLECH emphatically enough. The short kid has a nasty cold and a raging case of hysterical panic about his big brother due to the news saturation regarding the bird flu.

He’s gonna diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

So, I had to call the mom of the kid who comes over in the morning and rides to school with us so she could make other arrangements for tomorrow, and now we’re all barricaded in with bucket, tissues, and leather cleaning wipes.

Brother, can you spare a Dorito?

11 comments to “Under quarantine”

  1. Charlene
      · November 17th, 2005 at 8:42 pm · Link

    Have some coffee. And I hope the kiddo feels better soon.

  2. Karen Templeton
      · November 17th, 2005 at 8:48 pm · Link

    Poor Tall Kid. Poor Short Kid. And most emphatically, poor Mom. Here’s your :coffee:

    But I was reminded of #4’s reaction when he found out I was pregnant — at 41 — with #5. He was 7 at the time, and truly petrified *I* was gonna die, too.

    I didn’t.

    Lots of hugs from a safe 2000 miles away.

  3. Mel
      · November 17th, 2005 at 11:54 pm · Link

    So sorry, hon! Sending cyber hugs to all of you and I hope this is over quickly.

    *passes Doritos, cuz you really do need them more than me*

  4. Mandy Roth
      · November 18th, 2005 at 10:26 am · Link

    :cheer: Get better soon!

  5. Jaci Burton
      · November 18th, 2005 at 11:25 am · Link

    poor bebes. poor Shan.

    need Doritos?

    (((((((((( Shan and kidlets )))))))) :baby:

  6. Daisy Dexter Dobbs
      · November 18th, 2005 at 11:47 am · Link

    I’m sorry to hear about your kids, Shannon. That’s just no fun–for any of you.

    I’m worried that Doritos may not do the trick, though. Instead, why not treat yourself my special DDD Soup and Sandwich Combo? It’s highly medicinal and strongly therapeutic. Here’s the recipe:

    2 Hershey bars
    1 jar of thick, premium chocolate fudge sauce
    1 Snickers bar, cut into 1/4-inch slices
    1 pkg. chocolate sprinkles
    1 cup hot cocoa
    1 bag M&Ms
    Whipped cream

    Sandwich: Spread bottoms of Hershey bars with ample dollops of fudge sauce. Layer Snickers slices on one Hershey bar and top with the other (fudge side against the Snickers). Carefully spread another layer on top of sandwich and then cover with half of the chocolate sprinkles.

    Soup: Pour steaming hot cocoa into a bowl. Sprinkle M&M’s on top. Garnish with a dollop of fudge sauce, a spritz of whipped cream, and the rest of the chocolate sprinkles.

    By the time you’ve finished this meal, Shannon, I guarantee your stress will vanish! :thumb:
    Well…either that or you’ll be too sick to care. :crazy:

  7. Shannon
      · November 18th, 2005 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Oh good heavens. I’ll take 2! *slurp*

    Thanks, guys. The tall kid’s quiet today, but definitely on the mend. The short kid’s hamming it up because if his brother didn’t go to school, neither is he. (He doesn’t go until 12:30) So it’s

    My aaaaaaaarm! My arm hurts! Now it’s in my leeeeeeeeegs!


    What he doesn’t know is that I had no intention of dragging his brother out into the cold and into the truck anyway. And the short kid’s in a special needs preschool, too. While he’s there for his speech, other kids may have more going on, so we’re very careful about we bring to school.

    But. No. Dunkin. Donuts.

  8. Jorie
      · November 18th, 2005 at 1:15 pm · Link

    Oh, I hope the kids feel better soon!

  9. Trace
      · November 18th, 2005 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Big hugs!! I hope everyone is better soon!!

  10. Cece
      · November 19th, 2005 at 10:09 am · Link

    Shan……..I hope the kids get well soon (and you don’t get it!)

  11. Shannon
      · November 19th, 2005 at 11:16 am · Link

    Thanks everybody! I’m pretty sure the storm has passed, leaving in its wake a substantial pile of laundry. :crazy:

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