Thursday, April 3
And Then There Was One...
I am the last healthy person in this house. On Sunday, Little Man woke up feverish and congested. Sugar Plum followed on Monday afternoon, Father John on Wednesday night, and Button this morning. The sad thing is that though the older children are finished with their fevers, they are coughing so much throughout the day that they are exhausted by 6:30 and begging to go to bed. Our saving grace has been long, steamy bubble baths and lots of Vicks Vapor Rub on the soles of their feet. They are virtually cough-free for the whole night, which gives them a good rest. Having a week of sickness has really put into perspective those who suffer from illness on a regular basis.
The weather has not been bad for the past couple of days with the temperature hovering in the upper 50's. We have gotten out to play for a little while every afternoon, which I think has helped our spirits. The children are working on a playhouse under a holly tree, sweeping out dead leaves, trimming low branches, and gathering odds and ends to play with.
I'm thinking about our menu plan for Pascha already. Our little ones want bacon first thing in the morning! That sounds wonderful, but we somehow never have time for a real breakfast on Pascha morning. We usually blearily stumble out of bed just before Agape Vespers (which is at noon). Pascha is forty days though... I plan to buy out all the Sunday Bacon at BJs! Maybe I should start stockpiling now?!