Sunday, May 06, 2007

Wasted Weekend

"What are your plans this weekend?" my coworker asked me on Saturday morning. "Nothing," I told him, "This is the only weekend in May not jam-packed with stuff. We're just going to lay low."

As I left work, I was surprised that I wasn't hungry - I'm usually starved by noon. In fact, my stomach felt a little achey.

Anthony said they had waited for me to eat lunch, but I still didn't feel like eating. I made the kids some noodles and ate half a container of yogurt. Anthony went outside, and I lay down on the couch. After a while I sent the kids outside with their dad and went to bed. I felt so bad about that; I knew Anthony had been watching the kids for 2 1/2 days and probably wanted to get some stuff done, but I was worthless. I slept for 16 hours.

Anna came in our room around 6 am telling us she'd thrown up in the bucket - not sure why it was in her room, but I sure am glad! Colin work up at 6:40 am, ready for his day. I was feeling better by now, but Anthony was not, so I got up with him and helped Anna with her intermittent vomiting. Colin felt great but loved getting to spend the day in his PJs watching TV and playing on the computer. Around 1 pm I took another nap with Anna - how I could sleep more I don't know. I got up and played with Colin while Anthony took a nap.

My loyal dog lay right next to me the whole time I was sleeping, and lay right outside Anna's door while we napped. She must be so wound up, since we didn't take her for a walk or anything, didn't even leave the house today.

We are mostly back to normal this evening, with some small bouts of queasiness. We ate a light dinner and put the kids back to bed. Not exactly the kind of rest and relaxation I had planned. Can I get a do over?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, so sorry you had a bad weekend - what do you think you all had?? Hope it goes away before next weekend!
Love, M

EdamameMommy said...

Yup. Literally feeling your pain over here. Started our weekend with Graham having CROUP and now Paige has a fever and puked. Nice weekend.

Leah said...

Oh how nice it would be to have a "Do Over"...I too am sorry you had a bad weekend.

Lisa said...

Bummer! I hope you are all feeling better now.

Emily said...

Aw, yuck. I actually laid low this weekend too. No puking, but just overall malaise.

Leah said...

by the way...I think Kareen needs an interview...

ColeBugsmommy said...

Sorry you guys were sick. I guess it was just nature's way of making you take it easy for a weekend. Hope ya'll are better now.

Krispy said...

sorry to hear it Jen - hopefully, you can make up for it this weekend.