Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One downside to having a half dozen kids shows itself when a virus sweeps through the home. Last week (after being at VBS) the kids started getting sick. Nothing terrible, fever, sore throat, headache, and some stuffy noses. But it is so irritating that it gets spread out over a long period of time. Just when I think they are all done being sick, another one starts in. Last week started with Caleb, two days later was Ellie, last Friday found Glory with a fever. She seemed to get hit the hardest. The positive? Glory slept on and on and on. :)

I thought it was over with but then Maggie got stuffy and Micah started running a fever last night. Poor little guy. He wants to smile, but he feels rotten. Earlier in the morning he was walking around and pinching the skin on his neck while gurgling at the same time. Maybe his attempt to communicate that he had a sore throat? I gave him Tylenol and he slept through the night.

Carlie has been up since 4:30 a.m. with a fever and Ellie was up very early as well with a bad dream. :( Aaron isn't feeling the best either. I wouldn't be surprised if he came home from work early.

Today sounds like a perfect recipe for lots of reading, movies, puzzles, and being around the house together. I hate when the kids get sick, but I can't complain as our family only averages 2 or 3 bouts of minor illness a year. Micah is almost 1 1/2and I think this is his first fever. This will be over soon.

In the meantime...I am thinking we should purchase stock in Kleenex. Hope you are all feeling healthy and well.