Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back to Reality

Shhhh! My little munchkin is sleeping on the couch. A big Golden Retriever has positioned herself on Sarah's feet (to keep them warm, I am sure... not because Peachie considers it her couch or anything like that...).

The FLU has come to town! Sarah is the first casualty.

I sure hope she feels better soon. I'm glad she's able to sleep. I just hate it when my kids get sick. I always wish I could be sick FOR them.

This reminds me of a little story about my youngest, Matt. When he was about 5, he caught the flu with the rest of us. But, he'd been watching me care for his sibs and knew just what to do.

So, he comes downstairs looking gray and wan. I worriedly say, "Oh honey! Are you sick?"

"Yes, Mom. But I took care of it."

"What?" (Remember, he is FIVE.)

"I put my blankets down the laundry chute and I rinsed out my bucket."

That's right. He felt miserable, but he wanted to CLEAN UP after himself so I wouldn't have to do it.

I just love how he surprises me with the most amazing things! And yes, I washed his blankies up right away so he'd have them for comfort asap.

I really hope that we manage to keep flu casualties to a minimum this time around.

15 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Praying for health for you and the family! And what a sweet thing Matt did...very amazing for a FIVE year old!

Chris said...

Thank you, Beth! That means a lot.

Matt's a darling. He's seven now and still just as sweet. Seems like every time I look at him I think about what a blessing God sent us.

Summer said...

What a sweet boy! That would never happen at my house. "Hey Mama, I threw up in the corner... yesterday." LOL.

I hope he feels better soon.

Chris said...

Hey Summer!

You are so funny. :) Yesterday, indeed! I know how clean you keep your house! There is NO WAY that would happen unless YOU couldn't breathe for some reason. :)

I hope you all feel much better soon!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Ohhh no, the flu is rough. What a good samaritan !!!

When I am sick I just lay there and cripe a lot .... Bad Speedy :-)

Chris said...

Speedy, you a such a MAN. I hope Matt doesn't grow into those "SICK MAN" tendencies! :)

Women NEVER complain about being sick. Never. We are soooo tough! Really. I've never heard of a woman complaining about being sick. Only men. Really.

(And now I'm ducking to avoid the flying chicken flung from MN!!!) :) (ducking... get it? haha)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

quack quack BRAWWWWWKK !!!!!

Chris said...

HEY! That chicken HURT!

I feel PAIN! OUCH! A feather pillow would have made the point, ya know.

Ouch ouch ouch!

But, hey, I'm not complaining because that's only for MEN. hahahahahaha

Tasty chicken, btw.

BIBI said...

I hope he feels better. I hat e when my kids get sick. It just breaks my heart. You are in my prayers.

PSSST... I have a 'prize' for you. come to my blog to come get it.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

peeking duck running chicken >>>

Chris said...

That chicken better keep runnin'!

hahaha (evil, cackling laugh)

(lobbing chicken nuggets from the dustbin in his direction!!!) ;)

Chickens better especially watch out around here on Fryday! haha

intrepidideas said...

Oh, so sorry about the flu. West and Wewaxation! That's the ticket! Good luck getting better. Your son is cute. As soon as he has his first girlfriend he'll revert to the sick man syndrome. "I'm sick.... I want my Mommie!" He'll be stuck there until he's 85... :) If you don't believe me ask Speedy!

Daisy said...

Tiptoeing in so as not to disturb sleeping child. *whispering*

So sorry to hear the flu bug has invaded. I hope good health returns soon and that it isn't spread throughout the whole family. Sending up a prayer and get well wishes for your little one, Chris.

Chris said...

Intrepidideas,
FIRST GIRLFRIEND? Okay. Trying to stop my heart palpitations... :) Really, I told him to wait until he is 21. I think that is reasonable, don't you? :)

I do have GOOD NEWS! NO one else caught the flu. Not sure how that's possible. I'm still rather holding my breath...

Hey Bibi! I'm coming over to your site asap. :) I've been neglecting my blog something terrible this week. Thanks for the prayers!!!

HI Daisy!! Thank you for the prayers too! Do you think you could send some warm weather now? :)

TexasLauren77 said...

Awww...hope everyone is feeling better soon! And, you never know about Peachie...those Golden Retrievers are so perceptive and always seem to know when some needs some extra TLC. ;)