Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stuffed For The Holiday

All hail the hideous rinovirus. The petri dishes we call children delivered the fine infection last Saturday just in time for our annual Christmas Tree hunt. By the end of the day the tree stood proudly in our living room as my wife and I lay exhausted on our bed. Bless my mother's presence or the household would have collapsed. She kept the healthy kids occupied so the Mrs. and I could whine and wail.

Sadly mom left yesterday with our return to health still days away. So we, my wife and I, trade shifts in slumber knowing full well the holiday responsibilities pile up even as we rest.

And the tree stands proudly still, though it remains entirely naked - undecorated until we get the energy, any energy, to properly go at it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can we borrow your mom? 4 days with the stomach flu have me wiped out. Had to haul the kid to the e-room for a IV to get her fluids back up to snuff.

Blaize said...

Ouch. Sorry to hear about your struggle with The Ick. As for holiday responsibilities, I vote you give the kids a refrigerator box and some magic markers and call it a day.

mama O said...

Thanks for the kind words. It was my pleasure to be there for all of you. And....I hated to leave, but never fear.....I'll be back for the new one.