We've all been ill. Luckily Geoff and I have escaped with only sore throats and croaky voices, but both Eric and Adam caught the full force of a nasty cold that led to hoarse, hacking coughs and runny noses. Poor Eric stayed home for almost a week, but finally begged to go to school yesterday so he could take part in Book Week Parade.
This year's theme was "Carnival" ... we'd put together a magician's costume from left-over party bits and pieces, and he was eager to join a host of clowns, tightrope walkers and gypsies to show off his finery.
So, dressed up and very excited, I took him to school. Only to have the teacher phone up an hour later asking me to fetch my cold, snotty and coughing boy and take him home.
After a rest and morning tea I bundled both boys up in warm clothes and took them to the doctor, then collected a few necessary supplies from the supermarket. Eric was still sad about the parade, so I phoned the school and asked if he could come and join in just for the formal walk around the playground in front of the visitors. He could! So into his costume and off to school ...
I'm so glad we didn't miss it ... I love how my little person loves the attention, and struts proudly around. No hint of shyness at all. He especially loved that there were four other magicians ... but told me he liked his costume most of all.