Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Down and Out


We've been a bit under the weather around here.


This is what the stomach flu looks like at our house.

When there's one of me and four of them, it's just easier to congregate in one room with lots of towels, blankets, and buckets.

The only one around here who is more ready than I am to be over the stomach flu is my poor washing machine. I shudder to think of what has been through its hoses this week.


Most of us are now recovering.


Recovering is always easier with a little help from a friend.


Anonymous said...

Oh Dear. Never a good day when you've got to haul out the buckets. Sending prayers your way!

Blessings, Whitney

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Oh my!! Glad to hear you are on the mend! That pic with kids and buckets brings back lots of memories. And not good ones either!! Poor babies.

I about needed a bucket myself when I read about the washing machine hoses!!! YIKES! LOL

Judi in Pa said...

I know I should not be laughing because it will surely come back to bite me in the butt, but that post is funny. Reminds me of the "Stomach flu of 2002" that hit our family. It's been 6 years and I still shudder at that thought! Hope everything gets better.

Mama Bear said...

Oh dear!!

Hope you are all back to 100% soon!!

threecollie said...

Poor babies, poor you....I hope everyone is fully recovered and soon!

jane said...

Glad your family is on the mend...ya done good. BTDT, but it's bittersweet.

Jenny said...

At least it was all at once, rather than spread out. Somehow it seems easier that way. Thank goodness for buckets! Trying to get small ones to a toilet usually doesn't work.

Dawn said...

Oh, no... so sorry you've all been ill. I hope mom was able to avoid it.

Love your "plan" for dealing with it!


Anonymous said...

Oh my, what an ordeal. That last pic with Charlie speaks volumes. He misses his playmate. Glad you're all on the mend.

Robin in MN

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Awww....I just hate it when kids are sick! Glad to hear that they are getting better.

Angelena said...

I hope they feel better soon. I am a mom of 3 boys so I feel for ya with the puke bucket picture.

Glad to hear they are on the mend.

farmnwife said...

I hate to think how mothers handled this before washing machines.

Nyssa said...

Yes my 8 year old and I both had flu last week! Glad that it is over and glad to see I'm not the only one who uses a 'puke bucket'.

BTW- got the cookbook yesterday. It is beautiful and am so glad I could some how help those children. They are in my prayers.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh what a comforting scene, really. Seeing your family together even in sickness. I'm so sorry it hit the whole family so hard, but the good that comes from it, is it's not dragged out. You all recover together!
Hope you're all up and running soon.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Hope everyone is back to normal soon! That flu is going from coast to coast!

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