Friday, April 13, 2007

Bug. Ugh.*

Those of you with children, you know how it is: you spend the first half dozen years of your child's life trying to teach him/her to share.

"Sharing is good," we say. "Sharing is caring," the little ones are taught (although, that one he learned that at preschool, not from me!)

If I had a time machine, and could go back and do it all again, I'd still teach Schecky all about sharing. Except this time, I'd remember to add a codacil:

You don't have to share your icky tummy bug.

Ah well. Too late for that lesson. Share he did. And no amount of compulsive hand-washing and sanitizing every surface with which he came in contact could save me...




Scheckster bounced back quickly, as young 'uns do. Thanks to all the "feel better" wishes that you all sent his way. I do love some good karma...

I didn't have it as severely as he did, but I've been dragging for days.

And for some reason, as I was in the process of slowly bouncing back, I decided that it was time to restart the Great Decluttering Project of 2007 by tackling the kitchen. The less said about the horrors of my cabinets, the better. Let's just say that I've lived here for 14 years, and I don't think I've ever emptied out the cabinets and gone through them. Did I already say "the horror"???
And I'm not brave enough to document them, not even for "Get Real Monday." I want no proof of how icky things were. I'm going to pretend like it never happened....

Between care-giving, and dragging around, and tackling the cabinets - it's not left much time for going through vacation photos. I did get them downloaded though - and I think I may have figured out where this "bug" came from in the first place...

Who in the World???



Schecky and the Bug
Ack! It's Got Schecky!



Oh, Well.... *That's* Just Asking For Trouble...
Should have known this wasn't going to end happily...



*Technically, I suppose this should be "Bugs. Ugh." But I'm obviously willing to sacrifice grammar for a silly rhyme.

9 comments:

shizzknits said...

Aww, sorry to hear that you were grabbed by the stomach bug as well. That's one that I really dislike- blech. Try some acidopholis (pills or yogurt), it will help get things right again.

Love the bug photo- too cute!

Chara Michele said...

The bug photos are cute!

Hope you feel completely better soon!

Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like you're working too hard! Rest up and get well soon!

MéLisa said...

No Schecky don't touch the dirty bug run away run away!!!!! Oh darn too late, but at least you have some cute pictures for all the puking you had to go through after the encounter.

I am glad that y’al are on the mend & that you now have de-clutters cabinets!

autum said...

Ah,cleaning kitchen cabinets. That alone is enough to make me a little queasy. I'm sure I have some spices way back in the back of the cabinet that have been there 10 years.
What a cute bug and cuter kid.

capello said...

oh man.

damn that bug!

normanack said...

I really didn't need to hear that hand-washing and surface sanitizing didn't stop the spread of that dreaded bug.

Purell is my postmodern talisman; I believe in its magic powers to keep sickness at bay! Please don't mess with my talisman . . .

(glad you're getting better!)

Katkat said...

That stomach bug was awful! The pics are so cute!!

bekka said...

that monster eating Schecky's hand reminds me of La Bocca della Verità from Roman Holiday.

i hate that you've been sick. guess your resistance is down? were so you sick when you worked with the little ones each day?

you are an inspiration with the decluttering. i so should do that. but i get paralyzed with all my mess. i hate to throw things away... because i might need them!

i spent too much time with my g-parents who lived through the depression.