Boo is Back

Last week my gorgeous girl was not herself. An evil sick bug took hold of her, and she barely moved for two days, couldn’t keep any food or drink down, and so by the second day, didn’t really speak either as she was so tired and without energy. You can read about the delights of one of those days for me here.

I hate to see my children ill, of course. Any common childhood illness is horrible, but my absolute least favourite is always a sick bug. It wipes them out, is a nightmare to keep up with with cleaning and washing and watching them to try and grab the bowl in time, otherwise it’s yet another bath and yet another hair clean. And there’s the constant nagging worry that at any hour, another of us could be struck down with it, too. Hate it.

On Saturday, things started to look up, as her temperature came back down, it’d been several hours since she’d last been sick and she was keeping down her drinks and a little bit of breakfast. Phew, the tide had turned. Which meant that to have her ask to do some drawing with Daddy felt momentous and I was so happy to see her there at the table, albeit somewhat pale still.


Sometimes she drives me mad with her constant energy and incessant chatter, but at times likes this, all I want is my crazy, wilful, daughter back. And thankfully, this moment marked the start of that.

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31 thoughts on “Boo is Back”

  1. Love the crocodile! So pleased she is getting better, it is absolutely horrible seeing them floppy and listless. Quite frightening really, even though you know they will get better. Welcome back Boo!
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    1. Yes, it’s really hard to see, as you can’t do much for them. Great to have her back to normal πŸ™‚ And yes, I do like the croc – apparently it was the obvious thing to draw when offered a long roll of paper, so the husband informed me!

  2. Gosh yes, spew bugs are the worst and everyone else is on tenterhooks wondering if they’ll go down with it as well. Glad to see all is back to normal – even if that does mean incessant chatter – now! #What’sTheStory
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    1. Thank you. She’s getting more like herself each day, and she loves drawing time with daddy – he can actually draw rather than being lumbered with my poor attempts!

    1. Thank you. Yes, she’s much more herself now. I’ll pass the crocodile compliment onto the husband! Thanks for hosting x

  3. Ahh that is so so true – little Z is like this, complete ball of energy which is so tiring. But the minute he’s ill I just want my bouncy ball of a boy back again. Glad your little girl felt better and hopefully by now she’ll be as right as rain again.
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    1. Thank you. She’s loads better, though still not quite right. Oh, she loves getting her paper roll out and getting creative πŸ™‚

  4. Oh that is magic. We hate seeing L ill and she is currently teething so that is making her a bit of a grumpus. Glad your daughter is feeling better and I hope she continues to get stronger. X
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    1. Thank you. Yes, Little Man’s Ben suffering with his teeth this last week or so, too – horrible to see them suffering. Hope your LO is cheerier soon x

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