By Mir
February 19, 2014

Chickadee managed to catch All The Germs during the Icepocalypse week off of school, which is doubly impressive when you consider that we were trapped in the house all that time. (Where did the germs come from? Had she been saving them up? DID SHE EAT INFECTED SNOW???) I ignored her misery for several days before caving and taking her to the doctor, at which point my just desserts were “Yeah, that looks pretty nasty, let’s get some antibiotics on board” and the subsequent and immediate coming down with the crud, myself. HOORAY.

This is where I would normally tell you that in my next life I am only going to have dogs, because kids are just too disgusting. But then this morning Duncan crapped all over our bedroom (you’re welcome for sharing) so basically my whole world is gross and I don’t know what to tell you.

I am now busy alternately blowing my nose and Cleaning All The Things, but also preemptively freaking out about summer plans, because I’m an overachiever like that. If you’re starting to think about what your teens will be doing this summer, please come on over to Alpha Mom and commiserate with me. Misery loves company, and I promise not to breathe on you.


  1. Eliza Beth

    Auugggh! Sick kids and barfing dogs suck.

    Plus pressure on planning vacations or activities long before they happen. I’m a six month ahead woman myself, so I totally get it:)

  2. Jamie

    I’ve got sick kids (flu, type b, even though we had our shots) and vomitting/crapping dogs. What’s up with this?! Isn’t one or the other enough?!

    Hope you and yours get well soon!

  3. deva

    Sickies are no fun, especially when it is human and animal.

    Just an idea for volunteerism: animal shelters! I volunteer at a no-kill shelter and love it – it does involve scooping litter boxes, but I get to pet cats, too and it’s a lot of fun! :-)

  4. Mary K. in Rockport

    Interesting conumdrum re what to do in the summer. I have always felt that summer is a time to take off – but teens need money. Fortunately, here in Rockport by the Sea, there were tons of free summer programs for little children, and plenty of work opportunities from about age 12 up in the summer – babysitting for the summer folk, making beds at inns, gardening for summer folk (leaving time for hitting the beach in the afternoon with friends), camp counseling or teaching swimming or tennis for those inclined that way, and grading up to shop keeping, waitressing, and life-guarding in high school. All good. Our older daughter went to work at the local independent bookstore in high school, continued on in and after college, and now works for Little, Brown in Boston.

  5. Kristin

    You know, another mommy blogger just posted today similar stuff. formally known as whiskeyinmysippycup aka Mr. Lady. It’s easy peasy to blog about their antics when they are wee ones but as they get older, the antics are more convoluted and the domino fallout is more possible.

    Well, if you get chances, keep us up with the dogs. I mean, their your wee ones, right?

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