Saturday, February 12, 2005

Me too..

These are the way things usually work, and it was no different this time around. The facts: husband sick Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday afternoon, daughter leaves school early and is sick on Friday. See where this is going? Last night I notice my throat is killing me. Wake this morning and have "the cold." Good news is that with the antibiotics for her ear infection, my daughter is feeling better. Bad news could be... that my daughter's 5th birthday party was scheduled for today -- at 11:30am! I'm moved slowly trying to get everything ready for all the kids. We actually hired an entertainer (very typical here) for the party. That made it easier, but we still had 14 kids. Three didn't show up because they are contagious. One French mother... "qu'est que c'est le mot en Anglais pour conjuntivitus?" Glad that one stayed away!

Add to the mix that my son had Louvre tickets for the afternoon and my husband was taking him and two friends to see another performance of Les Fables de Fontaine and it turned out it was the same group of performers as the show we saw at the Opera.

Finally, after the last guest left the party at 4pm (my sister was in town and stayed longer, but she doesn't count) I pretty much fell apart. I realized I feel REALLY sick. Soon my husband was back and encouraged me to take some medicine and rest since.... we have our babysitter tonight because we have a dinner to go to! I almost didn't make it out of bed, but I thought, and this is the real me you're seeing here, I wouldn't want someone to cancel out on me at the last minute. So I took more medicine and headed out at 8:30pm. Shortly after we arrived we got a call from my son.... his throat hurts. Looks like tomorrow isn't going to be much fun for this family.

I won't bore you too much with the dinner party timing, except to say two things. We were the first to arrive for the dinner party at 8:50pm and that at shortly before midnight, after the cheese plate I said I felt woozy and had to leave. I meant this to be a short post, but what can I say.... Off to take my Theraflu!

Here is a picture of my daughter dressed up in her Hello Kitty stuff courtesy of her godfather in Tokyo.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
11:42 PM



It's awful when people get sick, let alone when you have lot's of things on, nothing worse than feeling yucky at your birthday party. My fifth birthday party was cancelled due to me having chicken pox....

My family tend to get sick when we travel, either me or my one of my children succumbs with the obvious impact on how joie de vivre. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

# posted by Andrea : 12:23 AM  

Whoops, I meant our joie de vivre, not how...

# posted by Andrea : 12:25 AM  

My goodness, you folks are busy!

Sorry you're feeling under the weather - hope you recover quickly.

# posted by Donna : 2:44 AM  

Hope you all recover in time to enjoy the holidays. Seems to be a bad time in France at the moment, the hospitals are clogged up again!

# posted by Anji : 3:33 AM  

I know how you feel, we did the sickie dance not too long ago, but luckily for now there are only two of us. Hope all the family recovers quickly! :)

# posted by ViVi : 9:56 AM  

You all take care of yourselves there. Enjoy some relaxation on this cold and rainy Sunday.

# posted by Pat : 11:18 AM  

I hope you feel better soon... it's not fun sharing colds! I just got through that one myself!

# posted by Margie : 3:19 PM  

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