Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans

I once had a friend tell me that during a particularly trying time about a year ago. I thought he was brilliant, and the words really stayed with me. So much so that a short while later, I quoted them to another acquaintance. As in, "I had a friend who said to me...." The other person just burst out laughing and said "So you knew John Lennon, did you?"

Seems all things happen for a reason - we learned this morning (at 3:30) that Schecky has the horrible whooping-up stomach bug. Don't worry, I will spare you all the "fun" details. Suffice to say - bless his tiny little heart....
However, what an amazing stroke of good luck that my father was not doing well yesterday and didn't come to town. He, my Daddy, really can not get sick - it would not be a good situation.

Poor, poor Scheck - he is just devastated at having to miss school today. Part of me is just amazed by that - I'm sort of like "Whose kid are you?" Particularly since I, back in the day, was no stranger to the "fake a fever" game so I could stay out of school. He is so upset at missing his "Coffee Break" turn. I've spent the last three hours alternately holding his head, cleaning him up, and reassuring him that his turn can be rescheduled...

He's currently sleeping on the bathroom floor. It's not as horrible as it sounds, I made him a "nest" out of his pillow and a bunch of bath towels.

He's usually such an amazingly healthy little kid, that it always throws us all for a loop when he gets sick. And it's totally weird for him to get sick twice in one week. Although, 25% of his class was out Monday and Tuesday with the stomach thing. So I guess we were just doomed.

2 comments:

lyn said...

Awww, I hope your little man is feeling better.

LLA said...

Thanks, Lyn! Hope your girls are on the mend as well...