Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sick Kids, Part 1289

No one will be surprised to read that I have had a houseful of sick kids. Usually not everyone is sick at the same time, they just pass it around so that there is always someone using more than their fair share of Kleenex. Just to mix things up a bit, Katie came down with the stomach flu for the second time this year.

A few days ago I was suffering from a sinus headache after catching a cold from Claire, also known as Typhoid Mary. Claire and Katie knew that I wasn’t feeling well and were trying to help. They decided to make me a cup of hot tea. They have seen me make tea and thought it looked easy enough. Evidently they did not notice, however, that I use the individual size tea bag. They prepared the tea with the family-sized tea bags. They then put honey in it just the way I like and proudly delivered the sticky cup.

I thanked them and tried to act as if it was normal for tea to be the same color as old motor oil. I made myself take a sip.

Me- “Wow, that is some really good tea!”

Katie- “We put sugar in it. And honey.”

Me- “Well, it’s really nice. Thank you.”

Katie, on her way out the door- “Well if you don’t like it, we’ll come back and stir it some more.”


Shortly after that, I was walking down the stairs and could hear the girls talking.

Claire- “Hey Katie, stop that! That’s illegal. Hurry, put Marin in the clown suit!”

It kind of made me what I had been missing. By the time I made it downstairs any evidence of contraband had been hidden or disposed of. I entertained the notion of questioning Claire about her sister’s illegal activities but decided it was just easier to not ask.

Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

24 comments:

SITS Girls said...

Hysterical!

Ignorance is bliss.

Welcome to SITS! We are thrilled to have you join us!

Tiffany & Heather

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Well I hope you all get better soon! My son was just sick 2 weeks ago. And today, he woke up with a 102.6 fever. And my husband is out of town for 2 weeks. Which leaves me in charge all. the. time.

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greedygrace said...

Ignorance is definitely bliss! You're awesome! I haven't been able to get sick in the last three years because I'm so afraid to give up the Mommy Control!

Welcome to SITS! We're glad to have you with us!

Julia said...

Maybe they were thinking about adding a shot of vodka to your drink too.

Hope you get better soon! It's going around for sure.

Rachael said...

agreed...ignorance is definitely bliss. sometimes. well, it makes the mind rest a bit easier anyway :)

hope you all are feeling better soon!

just stopping by to welcome you to SITS, we are so happy to have you join us!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Oh, the illegal activities are so funny. And honey WITH sugar? Oh my! But so sweet of them (no pun intended!!).

Welcome to SITS - I hope you will enjoy it as much as we all do!

sandy said...

Aww, how sweet that they made you tea! And you are right, sometimes ignorance is bliss. I hope everyone is feeling better soon:0)

Welcome to SITS!

angi_b72 said...

Stopping by to Welcome you from SITS!!

K said...

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I totally agree.

Welcome to SITS!

Noah's Mommy said...

haha...wonder what they were up to....and I am so glad you've joined the SITS crew....Welcome

Lisa M said...

Welcome to SITS! Hope you are better soon. My nose was running the 5k the other day.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Oh - sick kids. I totally am with you. Ugh!

Welcome to SITS!!! Hope you all get to feeling better soon!

Brandy said...

I think everyone's kids are sick right now, which just makes it worse cause they pass it back and forth.

I hope you guys feel better soon. And no more illegal activity happens.

Welcome to SITS!

Joy said...

Love this post! Funny and charming. So nice to have you join us at SITS. :o)

Sass said...

That is THE funniest thing I've read in so long.

We need to get your kids and my kids together. ;)

K said...

Hi again - just wanted to say thanks for visiting back - you get an A plus from SITS today!

AP said...

oh my!! thats is great!! stopping in to say welcome to SITS

Jamie said...

So glad you joined SITS with your cute blog ;-) That is too funny, very sweet of them to take care of their mommy!! Illegal, oh boy...sounds fun, hehe!

Jamie :-)

Aubrey said...

Too funny! But I do wonder...
LOL

Coming over from SITS to say WELCOME! Glad to have you aboard!

Ann On and On... said...

Down right funny! "Illegal"....


I'm glad to have another SITS-ta. This is a great place to meet all sorts of amazing women. Have fun!

Stop on over and help me celebrate my 100th post (giveaway) and check out my card swap...

angi_b72 said...

came by to show some clickety love!!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Yes, but curiousity will kill the cat, and I'm dying to know what was "illegal"!?

Does anyone have healthy children right now? I'm thinking we need to flip the school calendar and take December, January and February off, instead of the summer months.

Bet you $10 flu, strep throat and bronchitis would be banished from the Earth.

Welcome to SiTS!! Em

Bulldog said...

I firmly believe that the good Lord is going to have to stop issuing kids. Yours are so cute that He can't improve the model.

Skye said...

Clown suit?