We’ve got The Ick.

Our house has become infested with ick.

The little one came down with bronchitis and an ear infection… so said her doctor on Friday. I may have mentioned that my munchkins tend to be a teensy bit dramatic and having an illness is no exception. After being diagnosed with her ick, I asked how she was feeling. In her sweet and sad and quivering ‘I-want-my-Mommy’ voice (while I’m at work) she says, “not very well.”

Now, the boy… he likes to pretend that he’s tough. He says he’s fine. He says he’s not sick. Meanwhile it sounds like he’s about to hack up a lung on the carpet. He’s acting tough because he doesn’t like the taste of the cough medicine. The teaspoon of cough medicine that he has to take is just too much for him to bear. And when a tiny bit of the red liquid gets between his lips he starts to shake and quiver like he’s got his hand in an electrical socket. He gasping… he’s gagging… and he’s only tasted about 1/3 of a teaspoon of the stuff.


I don’t know where these two get it from. 


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4 Responses to We’ve got The Ick.

  1. Marti says:

    We’ve got the Ick, too. Except it has come in the form of strep throat for the oldest child, a sinus infection for the very oldest child (Lewis) and a cold for me.

    I can just picture the DRAMA in your house. And I can hear Skylar trying to talk you into letting him NOT take the medicine.

    I just don’t know where they learned the dramatics, Sarah.

  2. Julie Martinez says:

    sorry about the ick…at least I only have one drama child and one drama husband. The eldest will play sick just until he’s set up in front of the tv and he’s fine, the youngest just bulldozes on, but the middle guy will tell me he needs to go to the doc for everything. Can’t understand the kid ha;f the time, but he darn well has “doctor” down!

    the hubby is another story…drama through and through and he’d never admit it!

  3. chriselda says:

    i guess this means we can’t make out anymore, huh?

  4. Kimberly Reed says:

    Are you still under attack of the ick? Are the kidlets any better?? How are YOU??? It’s hard on mommy when the babes are sick. Take care of you. Ha. Pertty Woman reference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You remember that line…right?!

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