Two weeks ago at school A. jumped into what she thought was the deep end of the pool. She did a pencil-point, where you put your arms at your sides and shoot straight to the bottom. Unfortunately she was actually over the slope to the deep end, and hit bottom fast. She fractured her foot. She's in a lovely green cast until next week, hopefully not longer.
This past Monday we were eating dinner and E. asked me to scratch his itchy back. As I did, I noticed some red blotches behind both ears. I lifted his shirt and was horrified to find that he was absolutely covered in red spots. I imagined having to move Tom in with my parents for 10 days as he swears he's never had the chicken pox. Thankfully it turned out to be hives; just a weird reaction to the viral infection (colds) we're all getting over. A few days of steroid and he was fine. Tom has had it the worst of us with the cold turning into some flu-like symptoms.
T. has been hacking and snotting for over a week now, and doing asthma treatments along with cold medicine. Then yesterday he suddenly added a fever of 103° and glassy, bloodshot eyes to his symptoms.
This afternoon A. started getting a headache, and is now in bed with a migraine. I don't remember ever having so many weird sicknesses back-to-back like this before. I'm so ready for Christmas vacation! We all need to be cooped up and away from public germs for a week.