We are SO down with The Sickness, right now! It really is good times had by all in our house.
It all started with letting Nae go to a slumber party last weekend. Fairly harmless. It wasn't at my house, so I was fine with it. We had a nice quiet evening at home with Zilla, while Nae was gone. We picked her up Saturday morning on our way to the in-laws' house. We put Nae to work and they gave her $200 toward her DC trip! WOOOHOOO!!! Side note: after MUCH debating and tears and over coming fears, we decided to let her go. My palms are sweaty just thinking about it. It's the right choice, we know. I got a lot of information and even though I can't go, a bloggy friend told me she lives a few hours from DC and would check up on Nae if needed. How amazing is she?! Plus there are quite a few bloggers that live in the are that I might be able to bribe with chocolate to stalk Nae ;o) Anyway...sorry went a little off road. Monday went well, Nae was a bit stuffy, but no big deal. She then comes home from school on Wednesday telling me that one of the girls from the party has STREP THROAT!!!! I was and still am pretty pissed off about this. I'm sure the girl didn't know she was sick, neither did her parents *I hope* but it still pisses me off. We've been very lucky with the kids not getting sick. Zilla has never been on antibiotics and Nae has only been on them once, when she was 6 months old. I put the kids to bed on Wednesday and go and have a few drinks with a friend of mine. Both the kids are feeling fine, Nae just has the sniffles. So, my "good mom" badge is still in tact for this month, at least. I had a great time with my friend! It was just us two and we talked about boys, had a few drinks and came home. The next morning I woke up feeling horrible! Like someone stuffed my head full of Poprocks, horrible. It wasn't a hangover, I know that feeling all to well. Husband and I laid on the couch most of the day and he snuggled with me while I whinnied and got me water and such. Two points for him!
As the day wore on, I felt progressively worse. Head colds suck! Thursday wasn't too bad. I wasn't as stuff, just SO tired. Plus my period was about to start..awesome! I wasn't too bitchy, just whinny and emotional. So far it was just me who had gotten run over by this cold. That is until Nae fell asleep at 7 and didn't budge until I woke her up for school on Friday. She threw her blanket up over her head and moaned. She is usually the first one up, so I knew she wasn't feeling well. I walked away slowly and got Zilla up and out of there. Zilla goes to school and Nae gets up around 9 or so, looking like she just got over a two day bender. Poor kid. We laid on the couch all day watching movies or she was in her room watching TV. It was a mellow day. She was feeling better by the end of it, so hopefully that was the worst of it. I figured if she and I were the only ones to get it then we were saved. Plus I sprayed about a can of Lysol all over EVERYTHING! There is a nice thick coat of Lysol all over anything that could possibly be touched by someone infected.
It didn't help :-| We woke up this morning with Husband sneezing and hacking and Zilla talking funny. So far *knocks on wood* it seems to be just a cold and not STREP THROAT. I just hope everyone is feeling semi well by tomorrow because that will be the day I look at my daughter and wonder who said she could turn 12. I know I didn't give her permission to be an almost teenager. I'm having an OK time with this, Husband on the other hand....not so much. He doesn't like his little girl growing up. It's funny because, he's become WAY more over protective of her then he was when she was little. I guess I can understand because he use to be a 12 year old boy.
I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! I'm hoping to have a great one, despite of The Sickness that has invaded our home.