Want to know what makes a sick day easy on everybody?

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Being sick the same day the next door neighbor decides to cut down all the trees in their backyard! Beginning at 7:30 this morning huge tree limbs have been falling, men are cutting back the oleander bushes, and loud noises of all kinds have been keeping the boys preoccupied at our kitchen window.

D has bronchitis, which is the sickest he’s ever been in his little life, thankfully. I know he hasn’t felt well the last few days but he has been such a good little patient, taking his naps when he needs more rest, going to bed earlier than usual, taking his meds when needed.

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Having the tree service next door has been like a small gift of sorts for the boys and it’s given me some actual time to get caught up on a few things at home…while they’re still awake!

Cream of Wheat for breakfast, hot chocolate and Trader Joe’s Mini Candy Cane Cookies for snack and a good supply of hot tea with lemon and milk for D’s sore throat has also helped tremendously. That and a few puzzles I’ve kept stashed in the spare room for days such as these.

I’m hoping the fever is gone tomorrow so D can get back to school. Otherwise I may have to break out the “rainy day” toys I’ve been hiding!

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