Looks like we’ll be missing out on gym class again today – second week in a row because my poor little man is STILL sick. Saturday night he was up twice with more vomiting and it makes me cringe to think this could last up to another week, according to the doc. I will definitely be planning something pretty special for us to do once he’s finally feeling better and he’s out of ‘quarantine’. Even Julian and I haven’t been out because the pediatrician seemed to think we both already had it and she couldn’t tell us enough how contagious it was. Our movie date was out of the question on Saturday because we just couldn’t live with ourselves knowing we might be spreading these debilitating germs onto someone else’s family.
Since my dad was out of town this weekend on a business trip, Grandma came to the rescue last night with this beauty:
You should have seen the look on his face when he got one look at the box and saw Lightning McQueen! Ordinarily I’d be worried about where I was gonna put this thing because I refuse to have my house taken over by kids toys (which is why Julian’s new office will move down to the basement and his “office” will be the official playroom when we have more kids) but I think I was happier than he was to see something new to capture his attention and break up these LONG days. And boy does he deserve it for being so brave making it though such a horrible week of being so sick! Grandma also brought over some new Mickey Mouse movies that he has been excited about. I think he’s watched more TV in the past week than in the entire two years he’s been allowed to watch TV!
Needless to say I have lots of outside non-tv activities planned for us when he’s finally feeling better – I think we’ll be doing a week of NO TV after this! My mom has brought us groceries, Papa Murphy’s pizza, desserts other goodies to keep us sane. Way to go Grandma! I just knew we planned to live within 10 minutes of them for a reason!
Another thing that gets us through the day is reading the many books Luke has collected. We just got a new book sent to us that Luke asks to read every time we go up for nap and bedtime. It’s called, “How Back-Back Got His Name” by Thomas Weck and Peter Weck. Can you imagine what it would be like to lose your back? Well, that is exactly what happens to Plumton, the Opossum. Lima Bear and his clever friends become detectives searching for this missing back. Follow them as they try new and different ways of thinking to solve the mystery. See how they band together to protect each other in times of danger! Will they ever find Plumton’s back? The take-away message: The tolerance of differences in others yields benefits.
Even for my little almost 3 year old, he was entralled with this book from cover to cover. This book is one of many in the Lima Bear series and it’s a wonderfully written and illustrated kids book that will no doubt be a favorite in our house for years to come.
How often does a children’s series of books come around that make a difference in your life and the life of your child? Authors Tom Weck and Peter Weck, a father-son team, have worked together to fashion entertaining tales drawn from the stories Father used to tell Son. The result – clever, engaging, feel-good books with a solid, practical message that will resonate in childhood and beyond. (adults are reminded of a few things, too). As an added bonus, the authors have created “Extend the Learning Pages” – easy exercises for you to help teach your 4 to 8 year old and an “Activity Page” for related crafts and games.
If you’re looking for a great new book for home or even as a teacher gift for the holidays – definitely check out their website for the full list of all 10 books in this series!
I really hope that your weekend was better than ours, we’re chomping at the bit to get out of the house and do some fun FALL outings! But at least we have great new toys and books to help keep us from going completely stir crazy! What are a few things that help keep you sane when your kids are sick?!