Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Suspicious behavior

I got a phone call today from the school nurse. It seems I can't go more than 2 weeks at a time before getting one of those dreaded calls. Apparently, Austin's stomach hurt and the nurse took his temperature and he had a fever, albeit slight. I talked with him briefly and he told me how he was so sad that his friend wasn't going to be able to come home after school with him today as planned because he was just too sick. I figure, if the kid knows this, he must really be not well.

I picked him up.

He complains a little in the car, and when we get home rushes into the house and IMMEDIATELY goes into his newly cleaned room and shuts his door. I'm thinking, whoa...going to lay down and actually get some rest without being told...that's a new one. It was only a fleeting thought because before I even make it down the hall I hear banging coming from his room. That banging can only be associated with wall ball. Humph.

I wonder, how can someone go from being so bummed and sick one minute to running all over and playing the next? I've seen it before, but this was record time.

I advise the little twit that he should not be playing around, but laying down and resting. He gripes but does lay down on the couch to watch some cartoons.

Once his brother got home from preschool, all bets were off and he's back to playing and jumping around and behaving like his normal crazy self. At least he got an hour of rest before Alex got home and then I made them both quite down and relax to watch a movie with me while Sam was napping. By watching the movie I mean that they watched the movie and I fell asleep. LOL

Kids, mine specifically, drive me nuts some days.


Kristina P. said...

It's funny how being sick works, isn't it? :)

Lark said...

*laugh* that's just too funny. I can so see Dallyn doing something like that one day.
Did you ask him if he had had a good day other than being sick? Maybe something happened at school to upset him. ;)

Kristina P. said...

Your comment to Mark was very nice. We've actually been emailing, and I feel bad because I was sort of snotty with him.

But, I wish he had just posted a link to the website he has. I don't like my comment box being used as a bully pulpit.

wendy said...

It's ok---they drive you nuts now, and they will sometimes drive you nuts when they are in their 30's (like mine) Just grin and say "this too shall pass" I play hooky from work sometimes and call in on a sick day --FOR A BREAK. I don't want to be home when I'm sick..I want to be sick when I can have fun. Maybe your son was having one of those days.

The Garver Family said...

Thanks Kristina. And I understand why you might feel the want to be snotty with him...I felt that way myself. Some people just bring that out in ya...I guess.

And I certainly didn't mean to blog down your blog either. But, I felt compelled to let him have it because your blog is just so much fun and having something that heavy was unnecessary...especially if he knows it's all in fun.

Armitage Family said...

I pulled that trick a bazillion times. Sad, but true. It's amazing how that really works? Ugh. Sorry Rebecca.