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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Survival of the unfittest

So to begin I should warn you...this one may get a little whiny ;)

I have been sick for the past week and not very pleased about it. On top of the mountains of things piling up at work, I can't help but think about all of the things that I am not doing that I should be around the house. Regular healthy home cooked meals, cleaning, productive creative use of time, prepping for the upcoming week i.e. sewing patches on uniforms, bagging snacks, picking out costume for theme day at school, and grocery shopping are things of the past. However, through all of this a learning experience has presented itself that I would like to share, sort of tips for survival if you will.

Things I have learned to accept this past week

1. The laundry is probably able to walk itself over to the wash and jump in by now, if somehow detergent could get in there this would be a benefit.

2. The kids don't need to worry about a tan as by now they have a nice thick layer of dirt covering them I'm sure..could this be deemed sunblock, is there an SPF in dirt, I'll have to check on that?

3. Crackers, cheese, cheerios, and peanut butter  is not a meal but if you want to feed a family from the couch this is your life

4. Altough normally I would not condone regular tv watching for more than 1 hour a day...It's the best babysitter in the world while sleeping away the flu. This and fenced in yards with windows large enough to see the yard from the couch...Thank you GOD

And finally the most crucial
5. Like sharks to blood in the can smell a weekened state. Ignoring them frequently or pretending to sleep while they beg for things is the only way to survive these dangerous attacks while you regain your strenght for the next battle. May seem cowardly to you, but you'll live to fight another day ;)
I must you warn you they will ask for all kinds of outrageous request in hopes that your delerium will score a disallowed sugary beverage, cookies for breakfast, or a chance to use scissors to spread peanut butter. Like in the tale from the Bible fasting for 40 days and nights, you will need all your strength to deny these temptations because unfortunately sometimes they might make sense for a fleeting moment as you are off your game. Stay Strong

All this knowledge on the road to recovery has been helpful so I thought I might pass it on

Now to share a funny moment I have caught as I am in my slowed down state and all I can do is sit on the couch. I am listening to the kids and it's a good form of entertainment

I was successfully able to distract the kids from bothering me and offered up a pair of binoculars to prompt bird watching. While the kids were attempting to locate the other binoculars this is the conversation coming from the bedroom. I can't help but snicker.

7 year old...Ok look in my toy chest I will look in the bins
4 year old....K
7 Year old....Are you even looking or are you playing?
4 Year old...Yeah
7 Year old (frustrated) You are getting off track, look for binoculars!
4 Year old...Ok
7 Year old...You're still just playing with toys and that's not what I asked!
4 Year old...oooo look what's this?

~ Seems that 7 year old got a little lesson in parenting ;) Welcome to my world


  1. That wasn't whiny at all...and cheese and cheerios and peanut butter is an EXCELLENT meal. Dairy, Grains and Protein. What more could you ask for?


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