The post-school playtime when the girls sit down and play peacefully together for a few minutes almost makes up for the 10 minutes they go temporarily insane when the phone rings and I attempt to have an adult conversation while being pummeled with requests for juice as if they will surely die of thirst and refereeing their cat fights with the silent mouthing of threats and finger pointing.
Of course when I hang up the phone they get along perfectly again. They aren’t biased against just me, though. The hubby gets the same royal treatment whenever he attempts to talk to a client on the phone from home. The dogs also seem to be adversely affected by my talking on the phone, especially if I am on the phone with my boss. Bailey swiped Miss A’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich off the coffee table the other day while I was talking to my boss and it was lunch time Armageddon.
Yesterday was finally one of those glorious early spring days where the girls did nothing but run around in the back yard and play after school and get their new matching pink sandals good and dirty. We all went for a long walk after dinner. Actually the girls “flew” the entire mile, pretending to be baby birds as we have a mama dove on a nest up in the eaves of our house and they are quite enamored with her. The TV sat, cold, silent, and lonely. They had a big bubble bath and went to bed smelling sweet.
Today Miss C woke up with a 100 degree fever.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
p.s. Can kids get strep twice? I honestly don’t think Miss C has strep again since she has a low-grade fever, but she says her throat is sore. As my mom wisely surmised this morning, she didn’t really rest much during Spring Break but we did cancel our trip to Atlanta last Monday so we could stick close to home all week and once her fever broke she was up and running, literally.