Sick Day.

Sick Day.

On my day of rest after The Great Migraine Event of 2013, Nathan came down with some sort of Gross. He puked in his father’s car, then was feverish all day with a record high of 103.2. Fun times.

Today he’s feeling better with his fever back to low-grade status. This roughly translates to him wanting to be better enough to want to do stuff, but not really being better enough to actually do stuff. Oh, and he’s cranky as all get out.

Here are a few highlights from the last 24 hours.

In an independent taste test, 1 out of 1 child in my house feels that Tylenol Cherry Flavor is the more desirable pain reliever and fever reducer than Target’s Up and Up brand grape pain reliever and fever reducer.

Even when you cannot see any color variation from the original piece of rye bread, you can have the toast you just made sent back to the kitchen for excessive darkness.

This kid can recognize the back of every single commemorative and foreign coin he has within an instant of seeing it. I know this because he asked me to please quiz him. For fun.

Nathan has a ton of Crayola crayons with wacky names like Manatee and Antique Brass. I do not know where these crayons came from.

It is next to impossible to write a blog post while your kid is forcing you to test out every single one of his 45 million crayons.

45 million is entirely too many crayons.

It is a scientifically proven fact that your kid will only want to eat junk when he is recovering from illness giving rise to a very real fear that your child will be sick again shortly. The other option, to deny him the only thing he feels like eating, means you’ll have to endure endless hours of whining, you’ll have to sneak your chips and dip snack into the bathroom to eat it, or your child will starve to death. My child happens to think the last one is the most realistic possibility.

Having my child well enough to whine and complain is far better than having him mope lethargically on the couch. But don’t tell him I said that.

PS – OBVIOUSLY I didn’t take my chips and dip into the bathroom. That’s where you sneak ice cream and candy, but not chips and dip. I ate the chips and dip in front of him.

This is NaBloPoMo Day 24. You can read other great NaBloPoMoErs here.

12 Responses to “Sick Day.”

  1. Stacie says:

    So glad he’s feeling better! The rye bread thing cracked me up. Even with a sick kid, you’re ahead of me on the blog post front πŸ˜‰

    • michellelongo says:

      Thanks. He really scared me yesterday. You’ve seen this kid’s food nonsense in action. I’m sure tomorrow I’ll get a BS post up around 9pm. I can only get these up early on the weekends. Pesky day job πŸ˜‰

  2. Oh no, poor little guy! I agree entirely…a whiney sick kid is far better than a lethargic one. Tis the season!! (Have him drink lemon water…it offers some relief for us).

  3. Cindy Reed says:

    I hide with ice cream in the bathroom to. It would make the kids so sad if they knew how much ice cream I eat behind their backs. Hope Nathan feels better soon!

    • michellelongo says:

      He is getting better, slowly but surely. It’s really a shame he’s learning to read because now I can’t tell him everything is made of stuff he doesn’t like to throw him off.

  4. Rob says:

    For someone who is dealing with a lot of illness and yuck in the past 24 hours, you manage to write a post that is humorous and not whiny. I wish I knew how that was done. Hope your little one is better soon!

    • michellelongo says:

      I am currently in the if-I-don’t-laugh-I’m-going-to-cry phase of things. I also might be high on bleach fumes. It’s unclear.
      Thanks for the well wishes and the sweet comment!

  5. Manatee and Antique Brass? Crayola sure has gotten creative since my crayon days…

  6. I would spend my entire day with a box of sharp Crayolas! Hope he feels better.

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