Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Skipping School

College has been in session for one week now, and I'm already playing hookie!

I first started skipping school back in the 70s. I was in kindergarten and recognized the opportunity to cut class. My mom drove me a few blocks to Kindergarten and dropped me off, then she drove a few more blocks to drop my 2nd grade sister off at the Catholic School before she went back home. I imagine she ran an errand or two if needed. By the time mom went full circle, I beat her home.

After a few spankings for coming home again - wasn't I the brilliant 5 yr old? Skip school and run straight home for a whooping. Anyway, after a few of those episodes, I learned how to skip school properly. I went to the park! Oh yeah, recess on my terms!

Now I'm in college and I'm still skipping school. Nobody spanks my hiney for it anymore which just makes it that much more enjoyable!

Gracie is sick so I am staying home to be her snuggle buddy. She has a fever that refuses to be conquered by Motrin or Tylenol. She's just a lump on the couch too, no energy. Not eating much, drinking juice a bit. Puking up the m&ms daddy gave her (without telling me which really freaked me out when she hurled all over me), and her diapers are not fun to deal with either. The fever is what's really bugging me though. She's very rarely sick, so this has been hard to see my little firecracker down and out.

Libby, the little scholar, and I are staying home to snuggle Gracie and give her Motrin every now and again. Libby likes to help Gracie take a bath and cool that fever with some fun bubbles. And while we wait for the icky germs to go away, we'll be watching Mama Mia for the billionth time.

As much as I love snuggling my girl, I sure wish I didn't have to skip school for her today. Wish she felt great instead! I'm just waiting for Libby to come down with it too. I expect her to be a little hot potato every time I touch her. So far, she's dodging the bullet, but I'm sure it'll hit her too. Hard to avoid.

*Edit and Update: My mother called to inform me that she never actually spanked me. She only had to threaten to spank me! She did make me go to bed after I beat her home. She also reminded me that I got caught skipping school in my high school years. Guess I just never learn! Both of the littles are sick now. Fevers, puking, snot, coughing, big sad eyes... so I'm skipping school again today! I'm also losing my mind.

4 comments:

Laurel Merz said...

Gack...pukies are the worst! And SOOOO contagious! Wash you hands!!!

I have this funny visual of you out in the park in a little dress as a kindergartner skipping school and all devilish grins...Watch out for that grace, sounds like she takes after mom!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Skipping school.. ahhh the memories :)

Hope your little one is feeling better soon!

Wolfpak5 said...

You were always the trouble maker, you forgot to mention that Mom drove you back to school and marched you in kicking and screaming. I on the other hand was the good girl. Hope Gracie is feeling better soon. Snuggles always work.

Jordashblack said...

I'm sorry she's sick...that's the worst! I don't know how you do it...4 kids and college...I would go nuts!