Tuesday, March 2, 2010

When it Rains it Pours

Sorry I have been so quiet. Lots going on. First, all three kids got lice last week. So gross. Big Man's got if first, and I shaved his head right away. Girls unfortunately got it too. They are not as easy. Cannot tell you how many hours I have spent combing and nit-picking their hair. Cannot tell you how many loads of laundry we have done.

doesn't Big Man look cute with a crew cut?

Then we got a break. On Friday, DH and I went to an RV show and found a travel trailer we (ok, I) LOVED. 3 bunk beds plus a trundle. Nice kitchen/dining area. Queen bedroom with doors! And even an outside kitchen - complete with mini fridge, stovetop, sink, and outlet (for the blender). Next step - try out one of these puppies. Sadly, you can't rent a travel trailer unless you have an RV with all the hookups ready. (We don't). So we will rent a motor home to at least try out the living part. Hopefully do that sometime this spring!

On Saturday, we went to an Oscar movie showcase (thanks NANA!) - saw Avatar (SO GOOD - even thought I had NO interest), Precious (wow), A Serious Man (eh), Up (love it, have seen it probaby a dozen times), and District 9 (may be the worst movie I have ever seen). It was a fun day - watching 5 movies back to back. Next Saturday we see the other 5.

We picked up the kids from Nana's on Sunday morning. K had thrown up and was hot. We brought her home and into bed. After a few hours she felt better, and ate some dinner. She slept through the night and woke up fine, so we sent her to school. Got a call from after-care that she was under the weather. Picked her up - she had a high fever (102). Got her home and gave her Motrin - which barely impacted the fever, but improved her spirits quite a bit. She ate all her dinner, and went to bed. Woke up this morning VERY hot again. She is home with DH. (nevermind how many days we had to take off due to the lice last week - oh yeah, and the snow the week before!)

So first lice, then vomit, now fever. What is next??


AmyBow said...

get all the nasties out of the way while the year is young! the rest of 2010 will only have good things I am sure!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. You poor Mama :( I am DREADING the "your child has lice" call. Throwing up and fevers alwys break my heart with little kids.

Here's to the rest of 2010 rockin' it REAL good :)

Mordermi said...

The answer to what's next is if one of *us* get sick dear...

{knocks head on wood to prevent}

dml91hokie said...

Ugh. Hope everyone gets better soon. Motrin + Tylenol when the fever doesn't seem to be touched by one or the other. They use different medicines so will knock the fever down safely. Just watch the clock - tylenol is every 4 hours and motrin is every 6. Just make sure there is something in the belly before taking medicine. Good luck!

Lee said...

Dang you've had a lot going on. Last week was like that around here. here's to hoping this week is better.