Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ignaz Semmelweis: not the name of a monster - the guy who figured out that handwashing helps stop disease spread.

We started off today with big plans, until Pink came out of her bedroom with a fever, and the entire day was turned upside down. We spent way, way too much time in the family room today reading books and watching Sid the Science Kid (hey, Blue picked it, leave me alone). Sid was talking about the germ theory of disease and how we can help not spread viruses around. Apparently, Pink was paying attention, because she put herself in quarantine.

To her credit, she thought ahead and brought a snack with her.
I had to pat myself on the back a little, because half a day inside gives me horrible cabin fever, even though there are rooms in my house I go into on a less than monthly basis; and cabin fever stifles my ability to patiently deal with requests. "Mom, can I have a drink", "Mom, I need to wear my princess dress", "Mom, bring me a snack" - I handled them all. When I was confronted with, "Mom, I want to turn my room into a monster", I calmly came up with the following for Blue:

Here's hoping that her fever breaks unmedicated tomorrow so we can be back to our regular schedule of nonsense by Friday.


  1. That is so super cute! Did she really know what she was doing? And I love "Sid the Science Kid"--I can't get my kids to pick it. :( Love the monster, too. Yeah, mommy!

  2. We totally have the same problem here. It really stinks not having the option to do normal things. Good luck staying sane.

  3. @trista - no way did she understand, she just likes the laundry baskets.

    @tovars - you would think with the blazing temperatures we experience, all those viruses would just whither and die! Sorry you have sickies too.

  4. First I thought that was your doing to keep her away from her brother until I read the post. Phew. No need to call child services now. I should have done that to Tyler last week to keep him out of his sister's face. She ended up with the dreaded cough. Here's to fevers going AWAY!

  5. Cute idea! I hope everyone is better soon too. It's no fun being sick in the summer.

  6. I'm sorry but I can't get past the fact that your house is far too clean in all these pics - you're making the rest of us look bad.