Annabel and Mike are both sick with summer colds. Annie is sneezing, coughing, and wheezing, and Mike is about half a day behind her in severity. They both are snoring worse than usual. They’re both whining in their sleep. They both are super cranky. They both make me want to go into another room and be away from their germs.
But since ignoring sick family members is not only frowned upon but IMPOSSIBLE, I am operating at Mom Level Yellow. Despite the emergency waste receptacles I installed at key locations (the ends of the couch) there are still random tissues all over the place. Guess who LOVES random tissues? The dog. I have pulled so much Kleenex out of that dog’s mouth she might as well be a tissue dispenser.
It does suck for Mike because Annie doesn’t give a crap that he feels sick. She only wants him to comfort her. She also only wants to watch HER shows. That means Sesame Street and Yo Gabba Gabba are on an endless loop on our TV while Mike streams baseball games and ESPN onto his computer at top volume. If we dare try to switch things up and put baseball on TV and Elmo on the computer, Annie screams as if the delicate balance of the universe is about to be destroyed. ONLY ELMO CAN SAVE THE UNIVERSE Y’ALL.
She didn’t even care that I took this picture for her over the weekend:
just us monsters hangin’ on the stoop.
She just looks at me like she can’t believe I met Elmo without her. Doesn’t she realize I gave up nap/shower/beer time for that picture? Ingrate.
Summer colds suck…although, it totally just occurred to me that if I get it, I won’t be able to pack up the house! Mike will have to do it, since he’ll obviously be better before me. Attitude? Adjusted! I think I’d better go see how my sweet little sickies are doing, and maybe take a sip or five out of Mike’s water bottle. What? I need to stay hydrated, taking care of my sick family is hard, germ-filled work. Mom of the year!
UGH!!! I HATE summer colds!!! For some reason, they seem so much worse than Fall, Winter or Spring colds. I do hope Mike & Annie feel better. He told me how excited you both are to move. I hope you STAY healthy & they BECOME healthy sooner than later so you can all enjoy one of the most exciting midstones there is….moving into your first new home!!!
Thinking of you and wishing you all the very best!!!
You totally need to stay hydrated. And packing is a bear so go grab that water bottle STAT!
On a different note, I love your yellow dress in the Elmo picture! I’m a curvy girl up top and tend to steer away from dresses like that because I don’t know what kind of brassiere (love that word) to wear with them without straps showing or too little support. Advice?
Thank you! I wear a D, and I got that bra at TARGET. It’s a little tight, which doesn’t help the back fat but DOES help keep it where it’s supposed to be. It also helps that the top of the dress is fitted, it also assists in keeping the bra in place.
Also, it totally helps to get professionally fit – I’d never done it before and DAMN it helps. We just ran a great post about it on Curvy Girl Guide: http://www.curvygirlguide.com/girl-talk/the-miracle-of-a-bra-fitting/
Nancy Smego says:
My comment is kind of un-related to THIS post. Love the picture, but Heather let me assure you, there’s no hint that you could even possibly be thinking of having a baby in that pic. You are skinny my dear…you really must have been retaining water and wearing the wrong clothes because to mistake YOU for pregnant woman, someone would have to be goofy. You look incredible!
aw, thanks Nancy!
Summer colds are the worst. My Mea has been sniffing, blowing, and sneezing for the last three days.
Our new puppy also thinks kleenex is manna from Heaven. I have even caught him stealing fresh ones from the box.
The only thing worse than a summer cold is the Man Cold, sorry to hear Mike is sick. I mean it sucks that the baby is sick, but really……..
whaa.. where’s the daily photo?
It’s there now! My stupid blogging platform didn’t post it as scheduled!
oh good. that was making me sad!! =) I love the daily photo
I hope Mike and Annie get to feeling better soon. And my dog Troubadour would get along great with Rigsby — he also loves nothing better than a wet, used tissue. Yuck!
BTW, I am *so* jealous of that picture. Oh, to meet Cookie Monster in person.
Hope that everyone feels better!! Take care.
You’re totally GLOWING in that pic, Heather! Congrats!
aww..poor babies!! hope they both get better soon.
also- do you mind telling me where you got that yellow dress? i LOVE it!!!
I got it at Anthropologie, where it is currently on sale!
Hope they get to feeling better soon.
Love the dress and you are clearly not pregnant!!
(((HUGS))) from Florida
Hope Mike and Annie get well soon. Summer colds are the worse!
Love the dress and you so definitely DO NOT look pregnant!!!
I have to say that as the mother of an elmo obsessed toddler, I am kind of on her side here. seriously? you met elmo without her? did you really think this would go well?!
and I am another who loves the yellow dress, on my way to the anthro site now!
I hope your fam feels better oh-so soon. And I hope there’s some magical, yet-to-be-discovered for you to stay healthy AND get out of packing.