Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Quietest Christmas Ever

Actually, "the weirdest Christmas ever" was one of the boys' title for today, and I'm inclined to agree with him.  One by one, we fell ill with respiratory flu over the course of just a few hours last night. This morning we struggled downstairs together, and sat around the tree.  Quietly, without any fuss, we opened presents to and from each other, drank water, and accepted spoonfuls of paracetemol.  We took temperatures, had homemade juice ice lollies to lower fevers, and picked over a meal of baked potatoes and beans kindly provided by Nanny and Grandad.  

The Mama -that's me- has been totally out of commission today, thanks to this flu.  Next time I post, expect a better explanation of our weird and quiet Christmas! 


  1. Sorry to hear about your Christmas day with everyone sick. Ours was quiet also. We only had Alex, Abby, and NJ. It was nice though. It had snowed 2 inches on Christmas morning, thus a white Christmas. Alex behaved himself. No "yard ape" activities. He had fun with Nate. He did forget all his presents at home. Oh well, at least that made it kind of a normal Christmas. We missed all of you. Love to all.

  2. Happy to hear you had a good day! We missed our food traditions the most, I think. The boys have been talking about food all day long; I'm going to make cinnamon rolls later this week to surprise them.

  3. Oh dear. So sorry you weren't feeling well! I went to bed on Christmas Day not feeling well, but it was all self-induced: too much good food!

    BTW - the name of the Bess Streeter Aldrich book is "Journey Into Christmas."

    Hope you are all feeling betters soon!

  4. Thanks, Melissa, we are getting there! Lots of rest is helping. We are also doing plenty of reading... I'm off to check out that book on Amazon. :)


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