A sick weekend8 July , 2013
Well, I shouldn’t be that surprised really – it is winter after all?
We’ve been warding off the off sniffle and cough with Scott’s emulsion, Septoguard and Illiadin (as you do), but last week Thursday I had to admit that we were dealing with something that couldn’t be brushed off this lightly…it was most definitely time for antibiotics and bed rest.
Nicola brought upper respiratory tract infection of some sorts home from school, and by late Thursday I was feeling it a bit too of course. Somehow I managed to keep her mostly indoors for a couple of days, and with a bit of meds and rest it looks like she might be over the worst of it, thank goodness.
I’m still not feeling on top of the world myself, but I guess I can face the mother of all sore throats to come and meet my secret place secret deadline. The other secret agents have thankfully all sent through the things I need to complete the mission, and if I don’t need to send anything back for a reword then I might be able to wrap it up today and go home for a nap early. That would be bliss… (probably not going to happen though, but I can dream)
Anyhoo, before I jump back on that I thought I’d share a conversation we had over the weekend with you (we somehow got talking about jobs/roles and this is what Nicola considers our roles to be):
- Go to school
- Listen to mommy
- Help mommy with things she does around the house
- Give kisses and hugs
- Take Nicola to school
- Go to work
- Buy groceries
- Cook food and wash dishes
- Clean the house
- Do laundry
- Smack Nicola’s bottom if she doesn’t listen
- Give hugs and kisses
- Play with Nicola
I knew I was setting myself up for something, but I had to ask anyway
A Daddy’s job:
- To leave
I did try to explain that not all daddies leave, but I guess this is her reality – so she’s not exactly wrong, is she? A fine example of “If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question”?
Another thing that happened this weekend was that Nicola, who isn’t really all that shy (once she gets used to you) has suddenly blossomed into a little chatter box over the phone. Last night we had to phone my parents as well as my brother and K so that she could discuss stickers with them.
When she talks about stickers not working she’s actually referring to Whatsapp emoticons. She just loves to send stickers to people…but she particularly likes to send paaaaaages and paaaaages full. If you load up too many the phone becomes sluggish and little blue blocks appear over the images. Since Oupa has long held the title of toy fixer, she specifically wanted him to have a look at this and see if he could fix it (not sure when MY phone became HER toy, but oh well…). It was super cute listening to her try and explain the problem to everyone over the phone. When we phoned my brother she even wanted to talk to the cat, Marble, about it and Riaan had to pretend to meow back at her as the cat! 😆
So if you ever get a Whatsapp message from me with about 1000 pictures in it, then you know what that’s about at least. Nicola is sending you stickers.
These were from a few weeks ago when we went shopping and Nicola randomly started pulling things off the shelves from the grown up section to try on. I see I’ve actually already shown you some of these. They are adorable though, so you get to see them again. 😀