Friday, June 4, 2010

rough spot



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...


11 comments:

Kirsten said...

Mmmm. I want to go to a lake and swim by myself! I hear you on the long afternoons. Last week I was going mad in the house with a sick Tess. And this week is only a little better since Eric's been sick. Sigh.

Beach days! It's time for beach days.

Rachel said...

Poorly children is so hard. Our eldest has just had chicken pox so the last two weeks has felt like months. Fingers crossed back to normal next week.

Danielle said...

Hey Robin, we're leading parallel lives right now. My youngest has the same thing. Ugh. And he's not sleeping (not a surprise). Hang in there!!!!

Ruth said...

Some days it's just so hard, isn't it? Hang on in there, there loads of us out here in Blog Land rooting for you.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear your family is going through a rough patch. It always seems like this stuff happens at the same time when it would really be much nicer if life could just pass us each of these situations one at a time.

Mama V said...

I'm so sorry, Mama. Hope the rough spots get smoothed out sooner than later.

Did the banana muffins help any? ;)

Cat said...

Same here: Jake and I have a bad cough and sniffles, Julia ran a fever on thursday... No so fun.
Hope you get better soon!

Deb said...

I hope as you are reading this that things have gotten better. Good thing times like this are only temporary! xo

It's heating up in Arizona too...

PS: I love the photos!

debs14 said...

It's funny how bad days seem to have at least 36 hours in them instead of the normal 24 and yet good days just zip by! Sorry to hear you are having a tough time just now, you never know, maybe Andrew's difficult patch is being caused by his little body fighting off his brother's nasty germs. He's also probably not too happy about little bro' having all this one to one 'Mum' time either and playing up is a good way to get attention! Sending you big hugs of strength across from the UK x

Mary said...

It is difficult when the children get sick or act out. Some days can be very hard. I promise it will get better and easier:-). I hope you have a better day today. Blessings...Mary

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I hope he is feeling better!