So, I was all ready to take the kids to school and go to work, but I woke up this morning and I whistled when I breathed. Huh. That's not supposed to happen. But I was still all ready to get them ready and go. Child 1 was still trying to convince me that he was sick. He's so cute. "I can't go to school today because I have a fever." I feel him, using my Momometer and he's not hot. "How do you feel?" I ask. "I feel like I can't go to school today." he says. Yeah, he's really bad at faking it.
Then I turn my attention to Child 2, who is bouncing around the room as usual, chasing the cat, throwing blankets at the cat, yelling at the cat, etc. I also notice that his nose is completely stuffed up, he's coughing a juicy cough and his eyes are red and crusty. Oh, god. I can't keep him home but send Child 1, who has been trying to convince me for a day now that he's sick, that would just be MEAN. What do I do, what do I do???
This is one of those parenting moments where you know you're hovering on an ethical line. He's sick, he really shouldn't go to school, but I have a client and I don't really feel like sitting in the house all day long with a sick and a not sick kid. Do I send him, knowing I'm being irresponsible? Or do I keep him home, even though I don't really want to? So, I ask Child 2 what he thinks. "Should you go to school today?" I ask. He says "No, I should stay home." Of course he says that, what else is he going to say? "Why?" I ask. He says, "Because I don't want to get my friends sick."
Shit, the kid is more responsible than I am. How the fuck did THAT happen? Okay, fine, we're staying home. I go and tell Child 1 the good news. He doesn't believe me. No, really, we're staying home today. I think he got a little teary.
So, now we're home, with 12 hours of nothing ahead of us. What the hell are we going to do today? I ask Child 2 what we're going to do today, and he says "We're going to do three things: First, we're going to do the thing that I do when I get home from school." "Play computer?" I ask. "Yes, play computer. The second thing we're going to do is chill out. The third thing we're going to do is take a little rest."
So, there you have it. This is what we're doing today:
1. Play computer
2. Chill out
3. Take a little rest.
So, I'll be here all day I guess. If anybody is around, feel free to take it upon yourself to entertain me.....