Friday, June 4, 2010
Here at the Rice House we have found ourselves in a rough spot. Isaac is spiking fevers and coughing. He is lethargic, but snuggly. He has no appetite and insists that the only way he can make it through the day is by watching Little Einsteins for hours and by clutching his favorite train, Gordon, for dear life.
Meanwhile, Andrew has had a couple of really hard days at school. His after-school report on Wednesday was the worst we've ever gotten. Yesterday wasn't great either and I'm hoping for a much better day today. I always feel a twinge of guilt dropping him off at school after a bad couple of days. But, it really feels like his teachers and I are working together on this. Hopefully we will all pull through with lessons learned and more tools in our belts. Hopefully.
And, as summer has hit New York I have been struggling with the heat. The fans cannot blow hard enough. The air conditioners cannot get cold enough. And being stuck in our hot apartment with one very sick boy and one very naughty one has made for long, stressful, boring afternoons.
I could really use a Mama Away. When things get like this I want to escape to a nice cool lake and swim by myself for hours and drink iced coffee and recharge. I wonder if that could be arranged...