Monday, November 22, 2010

Nothing Says Holidays Like.....

...sick children. Kelton woke up at 4 this morning complaining that his tummy hurt. He had a few go arounds in the bathroom, took a warm bath thinking that would help and finally crawled in next to me (I had Kaylen on the other side because she woke up unhappy about her stuffy nose).

I started trying to figure out how the day would work. Clearly Kelton needed to stay home but how could I get Kaylen to school and deal with her lunch issue, etc. I just didn't know how it would work. I talked calmly to Kaylen and touched on "I need to stay and take care of Kelton so I can't come to lunch today but I can find someone to be with you." No dice. She became hell bent on not going to school.

I started spinning lots of ideas in my head but none would work. Hmmmm.....I really wanted her to go to school. I decided to call Dakota and trouble shoot. Usually she doesn't work Monday but since it's a holiday week, she is working today. (Of course.) We kicked around some ideas and finally came to the decision that Kaylen would go this morning and I will bring her home at lunch time. I just can't be in two places at the same time.

I got Kaylen ready for school and took her over. I left my sick Kelton at home for the 10 minutes it took me to take her over and drop her off. I got her settled and came home and called Kelton's name. I left him on the couch but he wasn't there. He had gone into my room to snuggle in my bed and watch TV. I walked into the room and was greeted with a little boy, sitting upright, with a lap full of puke.

No. Way.


I got him cleaned up and took the comforter, cover and towels to the laundry room. Sadly, my comforter is very difficult to wash and dry here which I know because Friday the kitten peed on my bed twice (on BOTH of my comforters though he is off the hook. We had a vet appt for him anyway so they ran his urine and found he had a UTI. He is now on antibiotics and is back to using the litterbox) and the kids and I spent Friday evening at the laundromat.

I have remade my bed, added extra protection coverings and gave him a barf bowl. It's going to be an interesting day.

I'm hoping like crazy Kaylen doesn't catch it. Or my sister, brother in law, niece or nephew (who was here visiting us for the weekend).

The good news about today? It's supposed to SNOW! I love snow days. I love being snowed in with my kids and just having fun. There is something magical about snow days.

I have pictures and adventure stories of the weekend to share once I get things downloaded. I will tell you that we had a great weekend that was packed with fun and excitement. The kids and I were completely and utterly exhausted last night which resulted in a massive meltdown by Kelton over various things that broke my heart. I can't help but wonder if some of it wasn't fueled by over tiredness as well as starting to get sick. My poor buddy. I hope he is better will suck to be sick and miss out on the snow play if the snow arrives as scheduled.


Audra said...

I remember being a kid and every year either my brother and I were sick. It was definitely not fun at all! Hopefully he feels better soon and Kaylen doesn't come down with it :)

Julie said...

I'm so sorry Kelton was sick! We just went through that exact same thing with Connor. And no, cleaning a comforter is NOT easy! I hope everyone else stays healthy! We had a sick baby, sick Charlotte and sick me all at the same time, I hope you can avoid that!! I'm sending healthy vibes your way.

Shannon said...

Oh no, hope he got better quickly and Kaylen didn't get it.