Thursday, 11 February 2010

Unpracticed at Illness

You know how some families always seem to be sick....or they just take turns and go round and round with some bug or another? And then there are families where children complain that they never get a day off school because they're always well?

We're the latter. Very healthy people...constitution of an ox, so to speak. So when a certain 9yo decides he's going to get a bit head-achy and a bit tummy-achy we scratch our heads and wonder what we should do with him. We also roll our eyes at the m-o-a-n-i-n-g and g-r-o-a-n-i-n-g sounds effects that emanate from him who does not know what it feels like to be unwell. And then we're left with the dilemma....what to do when we're both working for the first half of the day?!

A couple of doses of pandol over a day did wonders. I'm sure the little night-time excitement Dh dealt with helped immeasurably as well. Although, Dh had it easy. Mr Busy made it to the bathroom and all was very easily handled. I'm completely certain that a day at work with Daddy may be just what the doctor ordered and that Mr Busy will be back at his normal break-neck speed tomorrow. The only reason the office staff phoned me yesterday was that he was sitting still!!!!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Jack almost never got sick when he was little, and still doesn't much now. So when Will started getting the regular childhood illnesses, we were flumoxed. When do you take a sick child to the doctor? When is it time to be worried? Fortunately, we found a lot of answers on the Internet.

I used to be the sort of person who never got sick, but having children changed that!


Tracy said...

I had two little colds last year, despite a daily dose of little-kid germs.

I've been know to take Mr Busy to the doctor for not eating. He had an ear infection and no other symptoms. The dr thought I was mad til he checked!