Friday, December 17, 2010

One down, five to go

Hellooooo gastro!

Exams start on Monday and we're driving to Florida on Sunday. My first thought this morning was do I have everyone hug today so that it's over by Monday? Or do I keep everyone in separate rooms for the entire week in the hopes that it won't spread at all? And if I'm lucky and it doesn't spread during exams will it catch up to us in the car where we will be sitting as closely as any six people could possibly sit... for two straight days???

Of course if we do make it through exams the bigger question remains, is it illegal to have an open bottle of alcohol in a moving vehicle if that alcohol is in the roof rack.... and I'm holding the bottle?

It's very tough for a mother to see her children sick. It's even tougher to comfort and love them without actually touching them. Nothing says challenge like showing affection and support for one's child as he vomits... from another room. What can I say, I really don't want the stomach flu. If I go down I leave exam week in the hands of Cleve who's response to Zack missing an in class test today was give him a gravol and send him to school. Just brilliant on so many levels. Ok sure I did say the words if you're going to throw up can you please not get any on the sofa but have you ever tried to get throw up out of corduroy? At least I didn't consider sending anyone off to fall asleep or dry heave in the middle of an English test.

Today I have to balance a four year old with 102 fever, a dislike of Tylenol and the need to ask me how to spell every word known to man in the english language AND a 16 year old in the throws of the stomach flu, the remnants of a migraine and a depression over the loss of his cell phone. The hardest part for me, however, will be listening to TSN's top ten highlights over and over and over again and watching Toopee and Binoo, the cartoon that I imagine is most similar to taking LSD. In today's episode Toopee dreams that he is riding a meatball.

CLINIC UPDATE: Gastro has decided to hit every three days which puts the next one at Thursday and the fourth one on Sunday. That is the day we are driving to Florida. After that you will be redirected to


Young HF29 said...

I must know more about this Toopee and Binoo

wv - GG11 needs a day off like Ferisses Bueller

GoldenGirl11 said...

Put your overnight stay in the hospital together with a drunken stupor and that would be the equivalent of watching Toopee and Binoo.

iRiRi said...

Ah, the ol' two-day drive down to Florida with the family! I've done it a gazillion times so I feel your pain. Of course, you always get a touch suicidal by the second day but just think about how you'll all be laughing about it on the beach later!

Good luck!

P.S. HOW many more hours?!

GoldenGirl11 said...

Oh dear god I'm scared. I'm actually picturing both me and my husband getting sick and Zack - who just got his permit - taking over the wheel as we pass out from the gravol.

I will leave all kitchen utensils at home.

iRiRi said...

Chin up! You forget about the trauma soon after! Truly hope you have a great time!