Saturday, February 16, 2008

A friendly warning!

If you think that there is even the slightest chance that your child will throw up don't give them dried black currants as part of their breakfast. Your husband might think that said child is throwing up blood. Thankfully I was there to point out that it was entirely the wrong color. It was also a very good thing that we own a carpet cleaner so that it did not stain the carpet. My husband even spot cleaned some high traffic areas as a nice bonus. Even better news is that the puking incident seems to be isolated and mucus related. It is not the first time that Evan has puked because of snot.

Despite all the fun and hilarity of having sick children that sneeze snot slugs constantly and are ultra clingy (Evan spent a good hour just laying on me after the throw up incident in the afternoon, Harry was off and on my lap all morning and I was battling a nasty headache) I managed to turn the heel of the sock yesterday and I am now doing the decreases for the instep. I did not do the proscribed 56 rows at the top. I felt that it would make the sock too tall for my taste, I am a short sock kind of gal. I love how fast this sock is knitting up, stockinette may be boring but it sure is fast (when Harry is not amusing himself by putting his hand up through the sock so he can play peek-a-boo with his hand). You know, now that I think about it, it is rather remarkable that I have been finding time to knit. I guess that is a testament to how hard core I have become when it comes to knitting.

6 comments:

*Michelle* said...

Definitely sick kiddo season! Hang in there. :)

Tama said...

Oh I did hate having sick little kids! My youngest loved to get sick in the middle of the night and puke all over his bed, pj's, floor, etc. So after cleaning him up, changing the sheets, finding a new pillow and comforter, getting him into clean pj's and snuggling him back in bed (which took a total of no less than an hour) I would finally get to go back to bed and lay there the rest of the night listening for him to get sick again.

I hope they get well soon! Your knitting looks great! Love the colors.

Deborah said...

my husband once suggested that the reason my 3 year son 'caught' a 105 fever was because I bathed him too much! thankfully the emergency room doctor set him straight and told him that if my son hadn't been in the bath when his fever spiked, he would be in a coma!

too bad, i didn't get any carpets cleaned afterward...

Damselfly said...

Can you say "sneeze snot slugs" five times fast? :) I can't. I hope the boys are better soon.

chelle said...

aww hope everyone is feeling better already

imaginary binky said...

Oy! Sorry for all that snottiness. Currants = fake blood. I will need to remember that for Halloween. Ha!
Also, I have become adventurous enough to knit socks. I have the needles, but not the gumption.