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?
Have some coffee. And I hope the kiddo feels better soon.
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.
Lots of hugs from a safe 2000 miles away.
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*
:cheer: Get better soon!
poor bebes. poor Shan.
(((((((((( Shan and kidlets )))))))) :baby:
Iâ€™m sorry to hear about your kids, Shannon. Thatâ€™s just no fun–for any of you.
Iâ€™m worried that Doritos may not do the trick, though. Instead, why not treat yourself my special DDD Soup and Sandwich Combo? Itâ€™s highly medicinal and strongly therapeutic. Hereâ€™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
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&Mâ€™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 youâ€™ve finished this meal, Shannon, I guarantee your stress will vanish! :thumb:
Wellâ€¦either that or youâ€™ll be too sick to care. :crazy:
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.
Oh, I hope the kids feel better soon!
Big hugs!! I hope everyone is better soon!!
Shan……..I hope the kids get well soon (and you don’t get it!)
Thanks everybody! I’m pretty sure the storm has passed, leaving in its wake a substantial pile of laundry. :crazy: