Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sick

We seem to be dealing with some sort of summer flu here.  Claire had a fever for nearly a week and just as she started to recover Naomi and Asher came down with the same thing yesterday.  I almost wish we could have all had it at once to just get it over with.  But alas, it isn't to be.

Meanwhile, my sister reminded me that I never linked to my third post on Beth's blog.  So HERE is the link for those of you who would like to read it.  But don't let it make you feel inferior or guilty in anyway.  Naomi and Asher are not listening to Bach as they rest and recover.  It's Cars and Adventures in Odyssey for them.  Although I think I will try to talk them into James Herriot for this afternoon.  I just can't bear to waste all this couch time without taking advantage of some audio books!

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  1. So sorry the children are sick. I hope they have a speedy recovery. I like your humor. I am sure they do not want to listen to Bach every minute , so Cars and Adventures in Odyssey must be much more fun, especially when you are sick.

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  2. Thanks Christy! I had been looking for your last post over there but missed it because it wasn't introduced like the others... I should have been paying closer attention though! I'm excited to incorporate a lot of those things in the fall! also downloaded a free classical music app on my kindle and phone and we're listening to kids classical channel now too :P Lots of great stuff in that post!
    Did you get new couches? Sorry your kids are sick... those summer illnesses are the worst!

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  3. Yes we did get new couches. Got them on Craig's List for a steal! We almost didn't go get them because I thought it must be a scam, but they were actually even better looking in person than the picture!

    I'm glad you found the post helpful. :)

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  4. Isaiah had it last week - back/neck ache, belly ache, high fever at first, then a low fever for several more days. I'm so thankful that so far it hasn't passed on to anyone else. I was putting Thieves oil on everyone's feet multiple times a day to try to ward it off!! Sickness in the summer should be banned!

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    1. Hopefully you can keep it at bay with the oils! Thankfully Naomi and Asher only had it for one day. They both had really high fevers the whole time but 24 hours later they were better. Poor Claire had it for what seemed like forever that I almost thought I should take her to the doctor. The problem with babies being sick is that you can't tell them to rest on the couch, so I guess that is why she took longer to get over it.

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  5. Hey Christy, I just read your last post about implementing art/music into your school routine. I have one of those Come Look With Me books and I did it with Isaiah, but kinda left it out of the curriculum for Zechariah. Now I'm motivated to get it out again and do it together with all the kids. A good way to start:) I was just thinking in the last couple days that I'd like to get to the point where the kids recognize the composers just by listening to music. We just our next set of 7 classical CDs (3 more composers) in the mail with our curriculum. BTW, it's encouraging that some of the books you've highly recommended are already incorporated into our curriculum (My Father's World). Makes me feel like I'm doing something right! HA!! I think you should write a post on what your typical homeschooling day looks like, now that we know what the first hour entails! Some that I've spoken to just can't "fit it all in" or the day is really scattered as the mom tries to teach the little ones and find time to sit down and review independent work with the older ones and change diapers in between :)

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  6. My boys had that late in the spring too- just that fever with chills, some nausea.....just hung on for 3-7 days each. Nothing awful, just lingered and kept them couch ridden!

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  7. Well, now Zechariah came down with the fever on Friday night - two weeks AFTER Isaiah had it. I stopped putting the oils on their feet after the first week figuring we were past the critical stage. Guess not :(

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    1. Oh bummer. :( Sometimes it just seems inevitable no matter what you do.

      BTW my friend Beth actually did ask me to do a typical homeschooling day post sometime in the future, so maybe I will get around to it. Prepare to be not so impressed. :)

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  8. Good. I don't want to be impressed :) Just real life!!

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