Monday, September 26, 2005

There's Always a Time When School is Awesome

John was sick all day yesterday. Fever, aches, run down. He was a huge trooper, though, and came with us to the opening of the Wellstone Memorial. But he was up all night with a stomach ache and fever, certain he was going to throw up. I told him to go ahead and feel yucky, that he didn't have to go to school today, and he kept saying, "But I WANT to!"

Finally, around 7 this morning, he went into the bathroom and threw up several times. Since he hadn't eaten anything yesterday, it was all bile -- hard to get up and "it tastes like poison," he said. When he was done, he rinsed his mouth, sighed, looked around blearily and said, "NOW can I go to school?"


  1. Wow, same phenomenon in our house with Sarah and Grace. They're both sick and missing school, too. Grace is feeling particularly ripped-off as she barely started kindergarten.

    Hang in there, John!

  2. Once he barfed, he felt much better, so it was almost silly for him to stay home. He got to watch lots of crap TV, though, which is every person's right when they're home sick.

    He went back today and got -- Dun dun DUUHHHNNNN! -- make-up homework! Yikes.

  3. Sheena6:30 PM

    "But I WANT to!"

    It's unfortunate you didn't record the moment on video, so you can replay it in ten years to his embarrassment and/or disbelief.

  4. Hee! So true, Sheena.

    Also, Kris? Grace is in kindergarten? Hm. See, now, that's just impossible. It's time for me to start singing another beautiful rendition of "Sunrise, Sunset."

  5. Truth is stranger than fiction. Yes, she's in kindergarten and walks to school with her older sister now.

    [reaching for tissue]

    And Emma is in preschool, not just the toddler room of daycare anymore.

    [reaching for bucket]

    Then again, we have one less preschool tuition to pay now.

    [reaching for new pile of fun money]