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I am a SAHM of 6 little dudes. My hubby's jobs require him to be away from home way more than I would like leaving me to fly solo more often than not. Since Dr. Phil won't return my calls, and Oprah has unfriended me, my therapy has now gone public! Here is where I go to receive cheap advice, reassurance and hopefully share some laughs. Honeslty, I'd love to make you laugh until you pee! So come, grab a cup of coffee (or vodka) and join in the conversation!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Back With The Living

Our house has been germ mania. Last week I was channeling night of the living dead. Fortunately, I awoke to a new found zest for the living.... I can smell! I can breath! My lungs don't ache, and my eyes don't burn! Thank goodness for drugs and sleep! The infestation of germs has held my family captive for 3 weeks now...each week someone else falls victim. Looks like this week my 7 year old has been targeted. Poor little dude! It's like "spin the bottle" at my house, only instead of a kiss you get smacked with strep, mono or influenza! Anybody want to play with us??? No?! Well, in lieu of dwelling in the house of the sick, we have kept our spirits high. They do say laughter is the best medicine....good thing my dudes keep me laughing!

* our 7yo came running upstairs very excited with something to tell us. Obviously it was important because in his hurry to impart us with some knowledge he neglected to dry himself off from the shower. His jammies were pasted to his body and water was running down his skin. "I know how many hours are in a week! 208!!" Daddy and I quickly did the math in our heads (because who really knows that kind of information...and it's 168 for all of you doing the math right now) and delivered our dude the sad news that, "No, buddy, that isn't right." He slammed his little hands on his sides frustrated with us and said, "But I did the math in the shower!" I can definitely say that I have NEVER done math in my shower!

* During some family TV time we saw an advertisement for "Black Swan". The boys wanted to know how ballerinas "walked" (yes, I know it's actually dancing....but we are dealing with 4 little boys here!) on their tippy toes like that. Our 12yo in all of his middle school wisdom decides he will explain it to his inferior little brothers and states that "they have magic shoes". Sorry buddy.....maybe you need to leave these questions for mom and dad.

* while our 12yo was home from school with his bout with our germs, our 4yo seemed quite concerned. He rubbed his big brother's head and in his sweet voice said, "I hope you feel better yesterday, Ty-guy". Me too, buddy. Me too.

* My boys' new favorite movie (read: we watch it every...single...day) is "Over the Hedge". An oldie but a goody. At the end of the movie all kinds of crazy is going on with the lady swinging around a weed-whacker and the man flailing some kind of electric shock tool at the wild animals. Our 4yo, who has some hearing issues and basically lives in his own little world, starts giggling and yells, "don't touch the weenie whacker (which is what my boys refer to their penises as) or the zip-zapper!" It may be his own view on the world....but I tend to agree!

* We were playing a family game of Zingo and every one of us needed the same tile. Ty (12 yo) grabbed it before everybody which frustrated TJ (4yo). He glared at his big "drudder", "I needed that damn piece!". I may or may not be guilty of introducing the usage of that word.

You know what they say, "a family that laughs together, stays together". Or is that "the family that's sick together, sticks together"? Not sure...either way, I think they are keepers!!

9 comments:

Big Fat Gini said...

So glad y'all are feeling better! I know it's tough to have a bunch of sick kids, a sick husband and then a sick you!

I love your anecdotes. It sounds like your boys are just as hilarious as mine. And no, I don't think I've ever done math in the shower...

Slidecutter said...

Only you could make people giggle reading stories about families being sick..:))))

I am truly sorry that you guys all had to go through this but am happy that things seem to be getting better.

As far as the 7yo's math, hell, I could use an extra 40 hours in my week, as long as it doesn't involve work!

Hugs and wishes that everyone in your life stays happy and healthy!

Patty

Johi said...

I find that doing math in the shower gets in the way of my singing.
Hope your house is germ free soon!

Lian said...

It's not easy to contain germs to just one family member. My little girl has got a bit of flu and I've got the other 3 pumped with vitamin C. Crossing fingers they (and also myself) don't get it.
I enjoyed the bits of humor you shared. My son didn't do maths in the shower. He does it in his sleep. Late one night, he came out of his room crying. Apparently he had trouble sleeping because his head couldn't stop doing maths :)

Ashley said...

Don't touch the weenie wacker?! I hope you guys are all feeling better soon!

Stacey said...

Your house sounds like a lot of fun! Well, aside from the germs. I love the story about math in the shower! That's just classic. And I had to laugh at the spin the bottle comment. Believe me, we get that at our house too! I hate it when we have germ fest! I hope everyone at your house is well sooner than later!

KLZ said...

I hate to break it to you but I think shower math trumps actual math. Something about order of operations of something...

The Mommy Mambo said...

We've all been dying of a cough, fever, I'm mute today having lost my voice. Poor guys were dragged to a wedding on Sat during the their fight of the germs. Had too, I was a bridesmaid! They missed 3 days of school last week. They are better now, but hubs and I have lava lungs! Sharing hugs, kisses, and cooties is what its all about!

ModernMom said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! When the Mama goes down the whole house goes down!

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