I fell ill on Monday night, and spent the night in the spare room to ensure I didn't disturb Mr Messy or Princess Lollipop. It was a good job I did, and that the bathroom is only next door (!!!) as I spent most of the night visiting it!!
Tuesday I couldn't eat or drink anything and just slept on and off all day. Drama Teen did a MAGNIFICENT job holding down the fort, and I'm so so proud of her. She looked after her little brother and sister AND did some washing, sorted out the dishwasher and fed everyone :-)
Wednesday I felt a little bit better, and was able to come downstairs, and managed to keep down toast and water :-) I was still exhausted, but not quite as badly as I'd been the day before. And once again Drama Teen did a sterling job, looking after her siblings and the house - I honestly couldn't have managed without you darling, and I am truly grateful for all your help. Hugs (((((((((((())))))))))
Today, I'm more or less back to normal, although I haven't got much energy, at least I'm not dropping asleep all the time! I got up later than normal, and was still in my bedroom when Little Prince burst in from playing out, holding a cucumber in each hand!! He excitedly told us that he'd seen a stall in the village that said "take some" and he'd chosen cucumbers as they are yummy, which is a tad surprising as I've never known him to ever eat cucumbers!! He was so proud of himself and declared he was going back to get some carrots and potatoes next, I told him that wouldn't be fair and he should let someone else have a turn today! And I'll have to go and find this "stall" and check what donation he was meant to have left, and sort that out!!! He was so proud and pleased with himself I didn't have the heart to say anything to him though :-)
As he has for most of the holidays so far, he spent most of the day playing out. He is doing very well at letting me know where he is, and if he visits a friend's house he always rings to let me know where he is :-) He did come back to play at home for a while with his adored H, but they got a bit fed up with Princess Lollipop following them around and wanting to play, so they didn't stay very long. Poor Princess Lollipop was heartbroken and couldn't understand why they wouldn't play with her. Drama Teen played in the garden with her for a while to cheer her up, then when the weather started to look iffy, we cuddled up and watched some Phineas and Ferb episodes we've got saved on the Playstation. She took over the controls pretty quickly, and she's right, she CAN do it better than Mummy lol.
In the evening we all watched some of the Olympics together after tea, Little Prince is getting quite interested in the competitions (although I have a sneaking suspicion that part of his interest is getting to go to bed later lol). He was quite put out that the GB women's Judo player only got a silver medal, but didn't react as badly as he did two years ago when teams he was supporting lost in the World Cup. He was VERY impressed to learn that the world's greatest ever Olympian, the swimmer Michael Phelps, has ADHD. I have a constant battle to try and get him to see his differences as "opportunities" rather than "problems" and this knowledge does seem to have helped :-) For a few minutes he was quite interested in developing his own swimming (he is VERY fast, and constantly improving) but when he learnt he would have to attend the club more than once a week, he changed his mind. At the moment his social life is much more important to him, and I'm not going to try and change his mind :-) I love the fact that the village is safe enough for him to have the freedom to play out and enjoy himself with his friends, and hope that he will look back on Summers like this and have wonderful memories, like I have of my childhood Summers :-)