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Monday
Apr142008

No sickness over here! Nope!

Okay, well now that two (2!) commenters have observed that both Henry and I get sick "a lot," I'm feeling all defensive about my sinus infection or whatever it is that's currently consuming the inside of my face. Shut up! I am not sick a lot! Where are my tissues!

Actually I thought we were doing remarkably well, considering the multitude of viruses being distributed like party favors amongst his peers. Then, of course, MELISSA decided to come to our house, and cough all over our stuff. "Please stop kissing my son on the lips," I begged her , but she just laughed and told me to lighten up. And then sneezed all over his Bionicle.

Henry's sickness on Thursday and Friday was this low-grade-fever-but-not-much-else virus that seems to be sweeping through town. The kind that leaves them unwell enough to have to stay home but energetic enough to drive you nuts. The virus seemed to afflict Henry in such a way that it dangerously elevated his charm level. He kept gazing at me and saying things like "I'm really enjoying this nice quiet time with you." It was… alarming. I tried to remain calm.

I don't know if Wondertime is out on the stands yet, but we received our copies of the May issue, with Henry adorning its pages, and we heartily approve. Henry took a copy of the magazine to school with him this morning. "I'm famous," he told his teacher, and held out the magazine as proof.

And now I'm off to irrigate my head-holes, or whatever it is I need to do to breathe.

Reader Comments (60)

http://jedi-squirrels.funnypart.com/

If he hasn't seen it already, I bet Henry (and probably Scott, too) will get a kick out of that!

I tried to post earlier but it doesn't seem to have shown up. If it does after I post this then I'm sorry for the repeat.

As for being sick, I know all about that. My kids bring home various illnesses from school all the time, which go through the whole family once or twice before making way for the next fun illness. Okay, so that may be an exaggeration, as we hardly ever get sick. But when we do we do it GOOD! LOL
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApril
Woah...I had to come back in and comment because, Lori, you quoted me on my self righteous comment. I believe it is a bit vain to think I was speaking of you. This post was about people telling Alice that she's sick a lot. That's an easy comment to make with little or no information to go on. I take very well to people offering any advice on how to get better if they believe they can help. I was attacking no one but instead it was an effort at quick comfort for Alice, like, hey, here's MY experience and we eat well. The diet comment was related to your post and rereading it, I can see how it may sound snippy, but for future reference...Not my intention;)
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApril
Woah...I had to come back in and comment because, Lori, you quoted me on my self righteous comment. This post was about people telling Alice that she's sick a lot. That's an easy comment to make with little or no information to go on. I take very well to people offering any advice on how to get better if they believe they can help. I was attacking no one but instead it was an effort at quick comfort for Alice, like, hey, here's MY experience and we eat well. The diet comment was related to your post and rereading it, I can see how it may sound snippy, but for future reference...Not my intention;)
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApril
My 4 year old daughter constantly insists that we invent new stories for her on the very long commute to and from school.

We were kind of running out of stories. We'd gone through the Bible, Greek myths, fairy tales...So thanks to your article I got the brilliant idea of telling her about Star Wars.

Now she's obsessed. I have spent the last few weeks being R2D2, Chewbacca or Obi Wan Kenobi. I get the bit parts, she wants to be Leia or Luke. I always want to be Vader. That's fun! But she's scared of Vader.

(Since my husband and I are forced to talk about Star Wars constantly, we've been wondering about some holes in the plot. Like...if they were hiding Luke Skywalker from infancy why didn't they bother to change his name?)

It must be a good story in its own right, without the special effects. She got obsessed with it and she hadn't even seen the movie. We showed her some clips on youtube the other day. Given her reaction to that, I'm kind of wondering if she's going to turn into your husband.
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterozma
P.S.: Here's a youtube thing that my husband and I found funny, possibly due to hysteria caused by Star Wars fatigue...I don't know if your husband reveres Star Wars so much he doesn't want it ridiculed though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmCkgKLKW5Q
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterozma
never too soon to start laminating and toting one's press clippings, I say. Will be sure to pick up my copy today.
April 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkyran
My friend's daughter is sick again, it's the 19th time this year, 3rd time this month. The tot also manages to hide the pills she is supposed to take, and to vomit the ones that she was actually made to swallow. You're an amateur!

My friend is a doctor btw - though, a highly incompetent one. OBVIOUSLY.
April 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLioness
OH! Best bit: as a result, my friend is afonic. AGAIN!
April 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLioness
Got Wondertime last week and was pleasantly surprised to see HENRY!! Loved the article (DUH), and also the photos and layout. All around, wonderful.
April 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjenny
I too suffer from the dreaded sinus infections. After 6 continuous months of them and no real relief I saw an ENT and found out not only am I allergic to EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN, but I also have a bone spur in my nose, making it "more prone" to infections.The Neti pot helps, but so does some benadryl and nasal spray. Plus local honey seems to have lessened the horrible pain. Good luck.
April 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

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