Thursday, December 9, 2010

better than brown paper packages tied up with string

having a sick day with my 12 year old, who, on day two of strep is not allowed to go to school, but not sick enough to feel really sick.  I do love antibiotics.
playing skip-bo over breakfast
staying in jammies together until lunchtime
playing with the cellphone camera
texting her brother pictures of the cats in the lego fort and teasing him about our sick day while he was slaving away in his physics lab
receiving his text back that said "go away! let me be miserable!"
cutting out snowflakes and adorning our windows
eating magical chocolate banana bread, sent over warm by the breakfast dessert fairy just in time for breakfast (thank you Marilyn!)
playing America's top model with Chumpy the wonder sock monkey
(home-made with love for her last Christmas by her 14-year-old sister)
having a 12-year old daughter who still loves to play with sock monkeys
and laughter.
Lots and lots of laughter.


Emily said...

Nice job Chumpy!



Jo Jo said...

Wow, what a great day. Truly she did feel better! Yeah! She's adorable.

Swimmingmom said...

How sweet. Looks like a great sick day. I was at a workshop given by OTs recently and I chuckled to myself when I saw the first pic. with the owl eyes. That was a suggestion of ways to work on developing finger and hand stength! So, she's doing work without knowing it!

LL said...

After reading this, now my kids want a sock monkey!

shirlgirl said...

Glad you both had a nice day and that she wasn't sick sick and could enjoy her day with her Mom. Love the sock monkey!

Becky said...

Simple. I love simple days like that...they are magical. Way to capture the opportunity with your cute daughter. :) xo

Sherry said...

What a fun day! My mom was very no-nonsense when it came to missing school. She probably would have sent me halfway through the day, even if the doctor had told her I shouldn't go. BUT! During my senior year I attended a function that allowed me to miss like three hours of the school day, but it only took like 1.5 hours to attend. My mom and I went shoe-shopping afterwards. :) I think I'll let my kids skip school with me sometimes too.