03 March 2010
The Eyes Speak of Sickness But the Mouth Speaks of Fudgesicles
It's been a long week, and getting longer!! The kids have been coughing and wheezing for a week now. Only 1 or 2 kids get it at the same time so it's going to take a while to get through this. Then when I think it's over with one child a day or two later they get it again. But their achy bodies and sore throats don't stop them from enjoying their chocolate fudgesicles I'm letting them have. But only, and not until they drink their juice mixed with either a juiced garlic clove or a teaspoon of echinacea. Amazing what a kid will do when you bribe them!
Mary and Janai are camping out on the livingroom floor with a sleeping bag and movie. I think the fudgesicle hit the spot because these are the first smiles I've seen in days! I suggested we go wash their mouths but they said, "why do that, they'll only get yucky again when we have another fudgesicle." I think they plan on staying sick for as long as they can.