Tuesday, November 11, 2008

All Work and No Play...

... makes Tara a dull girl. I tell you, whoever thinks that being a stay-at-home mom isn't really "work" clearly needs to have their head examined. Truly, I raise my hat to you ladies. I've been home on my own with the kids for 2 days now, and I'm about ready to run naked into oncoming traffic on the off-chance that it could strike up an interesting conversation with another adult.

Maxime has gastroentiritis (I know. Could the timing have possibly been any worse?). He isn't throwing up (thanks be to sunny Jesus for THAT small favour), but everything he eats and drinks just goes right through him, and right quick at that. I couldn't in good conscience send him to daycare, where he could potentially infect the other kids, nor could I send Émilie either (thankfully, she seems fine for now, but she might still be a carrier). I know that I certainly wouldn't appreciate it if any of the other parents dropped off their pestilent child at daycare, so here we all are.

Meanwhile, Phil visited the Louvre (where he also flew a kite) and the Arc de Triomphe, and today he's visiting a pinball museum because it's a statutory holiday over there. Redrum, REDRUM!!!!!

Maxime is down for his nap now, and Émilie's watching Sleeping Beauty. I figured I'd squeeze this post in now because there's no way in H-E- double hockey sticks that I'm going to be up for it tonight.

Dear God, please let Maxime get better today so I can get OUT OF HERE tomorrow!!! I'm going crazy!!!!!!!! Dudes, I really don't think a simple night out on Phil's return is going to cut it at this point... We're talking full on debauchery here, people. ;)

I've almost finished the first Thrum Sock. Thanks Jennifer for referring me to the Harlot's FAQ on thrumming. I must have read it before, but I had completely forgotten about it. I really wish I'd remembered it before I got started, but there's just no way I'm ripping everything out. No way, José! I'll trim the thrums when I'm done this one, and the second sock will be done the "right" way. Chalk it up to the learning curve.

Happy Knitting Everyone! I'm going to go lie on the couch and watch Sleeping Beauty for the umteenth time with my kid.


birana said...

OMG! Poor you... I agree, just to reed you I prefer to work 9hours a day! And poor Maxime (I especially hate gastro). Happy that you solve you thing with you thrum socks. And hope your phil will be back soon full of health and rest to take care of you ;)

Anonymous said...

Oy, not only poor Maxime, but poor YOU! I hope you get a chance for some rest soon! I hope they both sleep through the night without incident!

AliP said...

Eeeeewww pooo!

Alrischa said...

I hate being stuck at home with sick kids. I'm currently crook myself...not sure what's worse! At least they're both asleep at this second, and I"ve had a snooze. And Nathan will be home in just one more blessed hour. Sigh.

Sinéad said...

I'm sending sympathy your way; I know what it's like to have sick kids and no hubby around to help out. I swear the germs lie dormant until they know when is the worst possible time for you and then "whoopee, party time"! Debauchery sounds good when Phil returns, although I bet when he gets back you'll be delighted to just be able to have some quiet and sleep!
Hope normality returns soon.

Mrhide said...

oh I flew the kite at Versailles yesterday... and gave it to a little girl :) she was happy

and I went to the pinball museum.

But really I miss my sick kids a lot :(

Sereknitty said...

Oh, yuck. I think I'd sooner deal with the barf.

Phil has some nerve extolling the virtues of this trip to Paris -- at the very least he could tell you it was pouring rain and that he was having a miserable time :)

BTW, the pom pom really made the hat! Tres cute.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Did you end up having enough thrum for the 2nd sock? Did you finish the 2nd sock yet? If you need extra thrum, I believe I still have from my mittens I made.

Poor Maxime - hope he feels better soon. I wouldn't want it if other parents brought a still possible sick kid to daycare, so I wouldn't do the same either.