Having good health has been a big blessing for our family. We rarely get sick! When we do it is usually a mild cold. No grounds for skipping school.
This past week we finally got our due. Seven of the eight kiddos are out for the count! They have sore throats and achy bodies. Poor little Hershey and Special Dark have it after being well for just three days after recovering from RSV. Me? Not sick and trying to look on the bright side. At least they all have it at once so it won’t drag out for over a month!
Needless to say with all the sickness there hasn’t been any ‘official school’ though there has been learning. The older ones have learned how to tell what an ear infection looks like when peering through an otoscope (thanks Doctor Grandpa!).
Did you know that the rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques, the transversus abdominis and intercostal muscles all get sore with a lot of coughing?
The kids have also learned that it is VERY BORING to be sick. Just laying around doing nothing but trying to sleep gets old.
I have learned that I did a good job teaching my children to do all their chores. Now that they can’t I have a LOT of work to do! And that’s hard with a sick little one that just wants to be held. Thanks to Alison I am seriously looking into getting a baby wrap. My regular baby carrier makes my back hurt.
On another homeschooling note, CurrClick just launched a homeschool charity bundle for the quake victims in New Zealand. The bundle includes over $230.00 worth of items from their publishers and can be purchased for a $20.00 donation. 100% of all proceeds from the bundle go to the New Zealand Red Cross.