Stomach viruses are awesome....said no one ever.
I have managed to avoid a major collision with the bug, but have been sideswiped a little between bouts of caring for the infirmed. But I AM NOT SICK.
Special Agent and I don't "do" sick. It isn't allowed around here. We reject illness. When it inevitably strikes one of us, this is how the conversation goes
Spouse A: ((sniff)) ((Cough-cough, gag))
Spouse B: You ok?
Spouse A: I'm fine. ((clearing throat))
Spouse B: No you aren't....Oooh, you're getting SICK!!!
Spouse A: No I'm not. ((squinting evil eye at Spouse B)) I'm FINE.
Spouse B: Yea-heah..Youuuuu're sick. ((Smiling))
Spouse A: I'M NOT SICK!!!
Spouse B: Sick. Siiiiiick. Sick-sick-sick-sick.
Spouse A: Shut up.
Spouse B: ((singing)) sickety-sick-pants....
Spouse A: SHUT UP! SHUT YOUR MOUTH ((random violence))
Spouse B: ((Walking away backward while mouthing)) SICK.
|Special Agent calling me an hour later to|
say..."you're sick". ...Jerk.
Fevers and continued vomiting are a no argument illnesses. Your body is literally PROVING its ill. Fine. Fiiiine. You're sick.
But how long does this have to go on, geez????
Both kids have been through two days EACH of smashing their germy bodies into our couch, intermittently throwing up and groaning. I throw crackers through the door into the couch area and roll a bottle of Gatorade their way.
I try to be nice and kind, but I don't have a ton of stamina after about...4 hours of this sick business. You've thrown up everything you could possibly have had in your body (and then some). Get well...Now.
Consequently, our kids are pretty tough. The insurance lady just noted with amazement that we haven't had a claim yet this year for either kid. And I haven't even been employing my fish antibiotic treatment!
Our daughter has yelled at me several times today that she is FINE, in between school, trying out for basketball, doing her math homework and throwing up. I keep winging crackers at her,but she won't eat 'em.
So don't come over. Stay far away from us for at least 10 days. We have a little something going on around here.
But, WE ARE NOT SICK.