Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Nearly Wordless Wednesday - Sick (Updated)

After two nights of hacking cough, my boy literally dragged himself downstairs, bringing the bags under his eyes with him. I took his temperature (96.7) and told him he needed to stay home today. He's like me - when he's sick, his temperature drops rather than going up. I know how I feel when I'm like that. I don't think he feels much better.

He was glad to stay home, but not happy about it either. It breaks his perfect attendance record for the year and he misses Art, Strings, and cheese quesadillas for lunch.

I feel a little like the big bad mama for making him stay home, but he curled up in my bed, gave me a baleful look, then rolled over and fell asleep.

After a short nap, he asked if he could try doing embroidery. It was a rough start with lessons about leaving enough thread to tie off... then the actual tying off itself... but the end result was quite lovely.

Following Embroidery 101, we went downstairs for soup, crackers and more tea. I made some lime jello with the speed-set method, which utilizes ice cubes and cold water and speeds up the jello-setting process considerably. When I was a kid, my mom used to do that, then put the used ice cubes (with a little liquid jello) into a cup so I could drink it. I did that for my boy, who went nearly rapturous over it. After pouring another cup of tea, we went back upstairs. After some rest and some lunch, he perked up quite a bit. I took his temperature, which was a more normal 97.8. He's feeling much better now...

...right at the same time school would be letting out!


Sandy said...

Poor punk. Mucinex mini melts for cough and expectorant did a good job for our little man and he, who hates and liquids, will take them with no problem at all.

Hope your guy feels better soon.

The Church Lady said...

Hope Z-boy will be able to go to school tomorrow. He looks better in the last photo.

Floridacracker said...

Hope he gets well soon!

Anonymous said...

Amazing the sound of the bus going by or the internal school alarm bells that go off in our little darlings heads.

I am so glad he is better.

Now the question is how is mom doing?