Tuesday, November 03, 2009

But Not the Flu

Today I am sick.

Darling Sweet Dub is sick.

Precious Cily is sick.

Viva: healthy as all get-out and raring to go. What adventure awaits her today?

I am at work, having come in just to make edits and print and mail out a project so I can cross it off my “to do” list. It is quiet here today – about half the staff in our department are out at a conference. I am enjoying the calm.

Soon I will make phone calls, and I will sketch out my next assignment, and I will leave here and pick up Cily from the lovely and loving women who care for her all day. Cily, sweet Cily gives kisses to all of us without pursing her lips. Sometimes they are open-mouthed kisses, and she chews a little bit on your face, kind of thoughtful-like, before moving on to smear her spit on your cheek. I am guessing this is how both Sweet Dub and I got sick, since who can resist her?

I will try and work from home for the rest of the day. Cily, I know, may not cooperate. But I will first make my phone calls and see what avenue to take next, and then maybe once we get home she will nap. And I may sneak some pictures of her because she is so scrumptious.

And that other girl, Viva, will come home victorious from whatever she has done today and declare that I am the best mom ever because when I make myself a cup of tea I automatically make her a cup of hot cocoa. And I will try not to give her my germs, but it will be hard, because who can resist her?

And maybe for Sweet Dub, I will make some chicken soup to share. He too is at work. (What a crazy life – we all have “too much to do.”) So he will come home and all of us will collapse in bed together and he will be so sweet with the children as we all loll about that I might have to kiss him and share his germs too, because how can I resist him?

So that is the plan for the day. Be well, my friends.


Bridget said...

Oh, man! Feel good soon. I'm glad you have support in the way of "Best Mom Ever" praise and open mouth kisses (my youngeset daughter used to give those out...I miss them!).

So far we have kept illness at bay but through no effort of our own. It's probably just a matter of time.

Los Angelista said...

Oh noes, please feel better. It's the worst when it hits everyone in the house at the same time. Let's hope Viva doesn't get it, too.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Bridget: the good thing is that the love continued even while we were all sick. I hope you and your family continue to be healthy!

LA: Yup, Viva got it too. Man, we were all a miserable heap in our incredible shrinking bed all week! But I think we're on the other side of it...