In case you noticed, I've been missing for a week now. And in case you're thinking I was on some wonderful tropic vacation, you could not be more wrong. I was home alright. Home with two boys sick with the dreaded H1N1, swine flu. And let me tell you, last week sucked.
Last week sucked big time.
The boys are fine now, but last week was a whole different story. Headache, fever, body ache, sore throat, coughing, tired. They were miserable and it's always terrible to see the boys sick. But they had exactly enough energy to argue over who had more couch space, who got to choose the next television show, who was the sickest. Be happy I spared you of a week's worth of "boy B has a fever of 103.5 today" and "boy C has a fever of 102 and won't stop asking me for McDonald's" and "when in the hell is this swine flu going to leave my house". We watched movies, "Full House" marathons, we played video games, we watched game shows (who knew you could find an episode of "Family Feud" on at any given moment). I was subjected to a 1st grade spelling test (which, according to my son, I failed miserably). My friends on Facebook became my lifeline. They humored us by playing along with our game show questions, they offered to leave Starbucks on my porch. It was a very long week for all of us.
But I'm back now, the boys are back at school, H1N1 has left our home, every surface in the house has been saturated with Lysol.
I spend my life designing stationery, chasing after my 3 sons and my husband, hanging out in the garden, practicing yoga, drinking tea and decorating the house. And when I have a chance to relax, I write about all the chaos here.