Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sleeping Beauty

I just have to tell you this... so Monday the kids were playing in the hallway. Brigitta crawls into Kurt's sleeping bag in the hallway in the middle of the afternoon and falls asleep.

Tuesday: The girls go to ballet, come home and all three sit and watch a DVD from the library.

In order to not embarrass my eldest I will disguise the title-- Schmob the Schuilder. (I totally stole that disguising technique from the Rocks In My Dryer gal- shhhh- don't tell,hee hee)

Anyway, they're all sitting on the floor watching when Liesl tiptoes over to me and says,

"Isn't she so sweet?"

Who's sweet?

"Cha-chi, (Liesl's nickname for Brigitta) she's sleeping."

Sleeping? It's 3 o'clock in the afternoon?! hmm.

I tiptoe over. Sure enough, she is OUT.

I reach down and touch her head. Hmmm... she's a little warm.

I wonder just how warm she is?

(tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe)

get the ear temp

(tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe)

brush away hair, stick in ear, BEEP-

103.6!

Apparently, there was some little bug going around ballet. Spike a temp, sleep a ton for a day or so, get totally spoiled by your family, get out of chores, then BOOM you're better! Go to church on Thursday night and drink your chocolate milkshake right on schedule.

But that's not the best part. By Wednesday her fever was pretty much gone but she was still laying low and hanging out on the couch with a blankie and a book. She gets up to go upstairs just as Nana is walking in the front door.

Okay now you really need to get a picture of this in your mind. She's got this huge comforter draped around her and she's shuffling towards the stairs.

Nana's walking in and is headed towards the stairs to pass into the family room. Brigitta sees Nana come in and knows she's still a little sick.

So what does my recently fevered, tends-to-be-quiet child do?

She covers her lower face with the blanket and starts shouting, "Unclean! Unclean!"

I almost PMP.

I hope y'all know why this is funny. I can explain it to you but it'll be too late. It won't be funny any more.

1 comment:

Andrea Bell said...

Clever child!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA I just love that girl:) And the fact that Abby sees her sister in that way is so wonderful as well!!! mmmmmm

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