Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Definition: Holiday Fail

AMJ 2012


1. the act of one parent taking 3 children away for a 10 day
holiday to their grandparents
and have multiple cases of gastroenteritis for the first half of the holiday
and one severe case of an upper respiratory tract infection for the second half of the holiday.

2. any variation on this theme.

Related words:
regret, toilet paper, contagious, fever, chills,
exhaustion, thanks be to drugs, ear pain on planes,
where the heck is my husband?

Example of use:
Bloody hell. Sick kids. Sick parent. Really sick grandparents. That sucked.
That sure was a holiday fail if I ever saw one.

In the interests of trying to be a half glass full kind of gal,
I will say that I am glad that the kids seem to have been spared what I am currently fighting
(touch wood)
and  I am relieved that 2 plane flights with sore ears weren't a lot worse.

How sick am I, did I hear you ask?

I am so sick that I have been going to bed at 9 pm.
...don't think I have done that since I was 10 years old.

I am sooo sick that I can't drink coffee.
Yeah, I know. Like, caffeine withdrawal really helps with headaches. Not.

I am sooooo sick that I stopped knitting.

I am sooooooo sick that when a sympathetic husband
jokingly lamented the lack of homecoming nooky
due to my poor state of health,
I wanted to seize his testicles in my hands and crush them with whatever remaining strength I could muster.
He's just lucky that I was too weak to roll over to find them.

I am now armed with plenty of chicken noodle soup,
electronic babysitters, paracetamol and antibiotics
and my own bed
so am hoping for a quick recovery from here on in.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

This week...7th April, 2012

Kindy artwork

...I didn't find a single live beastie
but I did find myself living in a very clean, very organised house.
Silver lining and all that.

...I said goodbye to my summer with David Tennant in Dr Who re-runs.

...I got my life back.
Just in time for school holidays.

Little Boozle 2012

...Mr Boozle and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary, oh, so quietly. 8 year old asked me how someone could have a baby if they weren't married
and I wished that I could remember being so innocent.

...I explained to my 7 year old that no, the word sexy doesn't mean cool
and would he please stop using it

...and I consequently found myself trying not to explain what sexy actually does mean.

Little Boozle 2012

...I got to knit a little and I even started to
play with some yarn dyeing.

Little Boozle 2012

...I started to realise how much I will miss my daily dose of rainbows
when the little one graduates kindy in one more term.

Kindy artwork

(Knitting on Ravelry here)