Bugs, bats and other animals

by Jennifer on January 26, 2008

If anyone noticed that I haven’t posted in a couple of days, it’s because we were hit with a ferocious stomach bug on Thursday night that kept the Girl and I up all night Thursday, and then hit the Boy yesterday. I was too weak even to blog. Startling, I know.

Our time in the sickbed has not been without its highlights, though.

1. I lost 6 pounds. (I don’t really need to go on. What could be better?)

2. In the very wee hours of Friday morning, around 3:30, after being up all night with the Girl, she was momentarily feeling better after having just been sick. She’s in bed with me and I’m dying to just fall asleep, and she pipes up, “Mommy, what can we do now? I’m bored.” I might have laughed if I wasn’t so tired, and I answered “For the love of god, are you insane? Just try to go back to sleep.”

3. Last night, the Boy (apropos of nothing), asked, “Did you know that besides bats, there are other animals that eat blood?”

Interesting. “Oh, really?” I answer.

“Yes. Europeans.”

“Um, honey, do you know what European means?”

“People who live in Europe.” Duh, Mommy.

“Are you thinking of  people in England who eat blood puddding?” (Not a menu item one wants to think about when ill. Or otherwise.)

“And blood sausage!”

He was very proud of himself. Bats, and other animals, like Europeans. Good stuff.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodi January 26, 2008 at 10:11 am

glad you’re feeling better. Boy cracks me up.

Angela January 26, 2008 at 10:41 am

I am going to post about this stomach bug thing. I swear to GOD everyone in bloggerville has this, and everyone I know in real life as well. I think I’m going to survery my readers and ask them to raise hands in my comments if they’ve puked in the last two weeks as a result of a virus. It’s astounding, I tell you, and I’m beginning to think it is some sort of biological warfare or something. Feel better.

flutter January 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm

yeah, those europeans are whack. 😉

Emily January 26, 2008 at 1:05 pm

We just came down with the same bug here. THrowing up all over the place!

Kellan January 26, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Very funny – but sorry to hear you all have been sick. We have it a bit in our house too – 2 of the 4 kids. I hope you all are feeling better and have a good weekend – thanks for coming by. See you later. Kellan

HRH January 26, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I am really going to watch out for those europeans…thanks for the heads-up. Glad you are feeling better because too sick to blog? That is a serious illness.

Jennifer January 26, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Kellan and Emily–I feel for you. Hope everyone is on the mend soon.

HRH and Flutter –And I thought Americans were scary.

Angela–Isn’t there something called viral blogging? This bug came straight from hell, that’s all I can say.

Jodi–He’s a funny boy. We’re feeling better. Everyone has had a bath. That’s progress.

JCK January 26, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Oh…I know it is not funny, but you made it so. I say that line (at least in my head) “Are you insane??” several times a day. Too, too funny on the Europeans. Those voracious blood eaters!

slouching mom January 26, 2008 at 9:58 pm

6 pounds in two days! that is some virus!

i don’t enjoy thinking about blood pudding and blood sausage at the best of times, much less when i’m suffering from the stomach flu.

feel better, jennifer and family.

Mrs. G. January 26, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Glad you are all feeling better. It sounds like you have a budding historian on your hands. Those Europeans. You gotta watch ’em.

Tootsie Farklepants January 27, 2008 at 12:02 am

Could someone from your house please come over and vomit on me so that I can lose 6 pounds?

Jennifer January 27, 2008 at 1:27 am

TF–I hear this bastard of a bug is making the rounds at a big box store/supermarket/elementary school near you. Shouldn’t be long now. Cheers!

JCK–I say it, too. Often. While trying not to think about how it might be hereditary, the insanity.

SM–Those big diet companies have nothing on this little gem. Although the English may be onto something, eating that crap.

Mrs. G–Before long, we’ll all be multi-lingual. You know, like Europeans. The horror.

Kellan January 27, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Hi Jennifer – thanks for coming by today. I hope you have had a great weekend. See you soon. Kellan

Kellan January 28, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Hi Jennifer – we caught the bug in our house – my son is home sick today and I think I’m coming down with it. Hope you all are better. See ya. Kellan

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