( This is a new piece I just finished!!! It will be off to The Muse in Frederick)
I had such grand plans for the day...... I was having a friend over for coffee and would be a nice opportunity for intellectual conversation . Everything went as planned until the phone call.
I saw that it was from the school and that could not be good. " Mrs. Prahl, this is the school nurse , I have Reese here and he does not look good." The words echoing in my ear. My Reese had just gotten over pneumonia and seemed to be on the mend. Off I went to pick him up and sure enough ...... he did not look good. We went straight away to the doctors...... and 2hours , 1 xray and a breathing treatment later..... he in fact has pneumonia again!!!! Oh add a dash of an ear infection and well we have a little sick fest going on.
We had just gotten to the pharmacy and he said that his tummy did not feel well. Quick... I had to move fast. I dumped the contents of his lunch and handed him his Froggy faced gogglie eyed lunch bag. He aimed well and it all was contained in the bag. I wiped my brow because a split second more and I would have spent the entire afternoon and most of tomorrow , cleaning my car! The boys are so upset by the demise of the gogglie eyed Froggy faced bag. There is no possible way that I could clean it and attempt to serve food in it again! As a mother we have to make tough choices ......... the Froggy bag had to be sacrificed.
Talk to you soon,