Monday, June 1, 2009

Just one more thing...

Well, having made it through the busy-ness of the 2nd to the last week of school, we are now FINALLY on the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL! Just a few more parties, movies, awards assemblies, talent shows, year book days left. But wait! (As one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books says) That is not all, oh, no, that is not all! We learned yesterday that a sweet girl in our neighborhood has the swine flu, and today, I have two kids down with fevers!!! Please, No! It will just be what it will be, but YUCK! Poor Leslie is ache-y and wiped out completely. Ethan has the higher fever, but he is just ORNERY! He wants to go outside and play, he wants to play with friends. What he doesn't want to do is stay around here. (I think he runs on the premise that when you feel down, friends help!) I am waiting on instructions from my doctor's office whether to take them in or keep them home. In the meantime, I'm trying to decide how to keep everyone else well, Nathan is installing trim in a home across the valley, and Jacob is supposed to start his summer job on Friday! We haven't always been the home that gets every goofy disease, but lately (the last 3 years or so) we really have been. It might have something to do with the kids being in 2 different schools just increases our chances, sheer numbers, I'm not sure what. We have had a summer disease every year we have been in this house. Chicken pox was first, last summer was hand, foot and mouth, why would I think swine flu would pass us by? Why didn't it just start here? So, we'll see, I'll keep you all posted.

4 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh honey...I hope it isn't the swine flu. That is terrible and just one more reason to NOT have any friends over. I am sorry that they don't feel well and are cranky too. Like I always say - IT IS HARD BEING THE MOM!! Good luck. Call me if you need to put yourself in time-out for a minute.

Crazy Uncle Ryan said...

Swine flu huh? Maybe I should wait a while before making my June home teaching visit.

Becky said...

my word jenny! do you want to be on the news or something!! I was thinking of coming to visit you in a couple weeks, but i have now changed my mind... I know friends are supposed to rally and all, just as ethan thinks, but alas, I draw the line at the swine flu!
hope it;s not!

Sabra said...

Oh no! I sure hope you guys don't have it.

Last month when Hunter had to go with his birthdad he came home sick. His birth family came from a place in Texas that was really exposed to it. I was a bit worried.
That hand and foot was going around our nursery last winter too.