Wednesday, October 18, 2006

sick


















If ever there was the perfect day to be stuck at home with a bad cold, yesterday was it.
Cold, wet and dreary.
So I guess it wasn't just a two day hangover that had me dragging my ass.
I've got a cold.
I knew it would only be a matter of time.
It seems as though everyone I know has got something.
But so far lulu is feeling fine.
Knock on wood.
Not sure how long that will last for.
I was trying my best not to breathe on her, and I washed my hands a bout a million times.
Yesterday she was sooo sweet. It's like she knew that I was feeling crappy.
She was nice and mellow, snuggling with me on the sofa and a couple of times actually covered me with her blankie.
How adorable.
Just watching her quietly play with her books, stuffed animals, stickers and puzzles made me feel better.
By around 5 p.m. I could tell she was getting a little bit of cabin fever but other than colouring on my keyboard with washable crayons she was a complete angel all day.
This morning big daddy doesn't have to work until noon, so he has taken Lulu to her music class.
What a guy.
I didn't want to spread my sick germs to all the kids, but I didn't want Lulu to miss out on some fun,
because I'm sure today will be another day spent down in "the cave" watching treehouse.
But I have to admit I am really relieved not to have to go to music class.
The teacher is kind of a freak.
I know that sounds horrible, but it's true.
She doesn't really sing, more like yells and makes a bunch of weird animal noises.
and I know this probably sounds petty, but she has reallllly dirty bare feet.
Which realllllly grosses me out.
The first time we took a music class the teacher was amazing.
She sang beautiful children's songs and lulu really got into things.
This time around I can tell she's not into it (same with most of the other kids)
This woman is down right scary.
But I dished out $175. for 8 weeks of classes so I feel kind of obligated to go.
It amazes me how children as young as 17 months old can pick up on a vibe.
Lulu knew I was under the weather yesterday and totally was sensitive to that.
She gets the vibe that this music teacher (and I use that term loosely) is strange so she stays by my side or runs for the door.
I guess you can't underestimate a child's intuition.
Especially Lulu. She is one tuned in toddler.
I hope she gets the vibe that I still feel like crap today and is as sweet as she was yesterday.

6 comments:

kittenpie said...

Ugh, we've been sick for ages over here too. How miserable. My remedy? Drink Drambuie! I swear it burns the germs right out of your throat, it's a wonderful thing.

crazymumma said...

aw, hope you feel better. Kids inuition is usually fairly uncanny...

sunshine scribe said...

EWWWW - dirty feet ... I would be totally distracted.

More importantly, I hope you are feeling better soon!

scarbie doll said...

Feel better. Once we're both healed let's try to hook up for the 43rd time!

Gabriella said...

it is awful being sick, especially when you have a little one to take care of, but yours sounds like an angel! Get well soon!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Sick is bad...except on horrid rainy days when you don't want to leave the house! Glad Lulu cooperated for you.

And dirty feet? Ick. For that sort of money, the classes should be enjoyable!!