Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What to do when you have the flu

Well, the school's sanitation didn't quite work. Beth caught the flu. In fact, 6 out of the 13 kids in her class were out sick on the Monday Beth was out. Poor girl was sad to miss school, again. She ran fever, was coughy and tired. But, thanks to tylenol, you'd never know she was sick. A trip to the doctors office Monday meant a flu shot for Jacob, not Beth (she was so proud of that fact), though she did have some medicine to take. That of course, means a trip to Target. I love Target, as do my kids, and I really love the Super Target by the ped's office. They have so much more to see! Ok, back to the story. While waiting for the pharmacist to fill her medicine, we wandered around, and they both picked out a new book for a treat (better than candy for us!). Beth chose a Fancy Nancy Halloween story, complete with stickers for giving Nancy a costume. Jacob got a new Thomas the Train book. Back at home like hermits until the fever was gone, we found things to do.

I made a tent with plenty of play space. It lasted about 30 minutes before Jacob found great joy in making Beth scream when he "broke" the tent.

And, being the former teacher/mean mommy that I am, I had Beth spend some time "learning"
She was so happy to be fever-free in time to go to school Wednesday. She's still got a little cough, but 'tis the season, right.


Anonymous said...

Glad you guys were able to have fun while dealing with the sickness!

J.J. said...

Man they are still so cute!!!!!!!