Death and Dying

The tree’s body lay on the living room floor for about 24 hours before I performed some drastic surgery with a cordless drill and some photo-hanging wire, restoring just enough of its health to prolong its life through the Christmas season.

While the tree was getting better, Wanda and I were getting worse.

My throat hurts. I have an earache. Wanda is coughing and sputtering like a hoopty old car with a hairball. Her nose is full of fluids and so is her eardrum. She has her first ear infection. So, at less than three months of age, she’s starting her first round of antibiotics. Yippee!
I’ll tell you this though, she’s the jolliest little sick person I’ve ever known. She will cough, sputter, splurk and sneeze and then look up at me with her little red eyes and grin. Makes my whining seem a little pathetic. My nose isn’t even running. I just don’t feel good. It’s kind of sad when you have to look at your infant for advice on coping skills.

Dan’s been fighting a sinus infection for weeks.

Magoo’s got an on-again/off-again relationship with a nasty cough and a fat boogie nose.

I’m fighting a sore throat.

Wanda’s rocking her cold and ear infection.

Laylee is the last man standing. I’m just waiting for her to come down with a mild case of the ebola virus.

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9 Responses to Death and Dying

  1. so sorry you guys are almost all under the weather – hope laylee holds out for you! get well soon!!

  2. kris says:

    Sounds familiar. We have been sick with coughs, then colds, then some kind of stomach bug to top it all off. That added on to the months of morning sickness and I feel like I have been sick for 6 months.
    The goal is to get rid of it all by the time we leave next week! Cause, you know, I can plan things like that. haha.
    Hope you guys start to feel better soon too!

  3. grammyelin says:

    I’m so sorry you all have the galloping crud. It sounds wretched! Here’s hoping Laylee hangs on to her good health and that the rest of you get better quickly. It’s just no fun to be sick over the holidays. But if you’re still feeling rotten at Christmas, come anyway and we will take care of you and swap germs. I’m not ascared of you.

  4. Rachel says:

    You live in the Evergreen state and you have a fake Christmas tree? Sacrilege! (Of course, it’s understandable if someone in your family is allergic to pine. But then that brings up the question, why do you live in the EVERGREEN state?)

  5. Carrie says:

    Aw, poor thing (you AND Wanda!) Hope you all are feeling better soon!!! 🙁

  6. Keyona says:

    Yall sound like an ad for hand Clorox Bleach or something. LOL! Hope everyone gets well soon!

  7. Here’s to a healthy home and a tree that hangs on for Christmas!!!

  8. Here’s to hoping that Laylee will stay virus-free! She needs her strength to take care of all of you. Haha


  9. Carrie says:

    And she is a pretty cute little sickie too!

    Hope you ALL feel better soon.

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