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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sick kids and missing holidays

So my wish for a mouth ulcer free Thanksgiving isn't going to happen. I can deal with that. There's always next year. What makes me sad though is both of my nieces are sick with some kind of "lets puke for days" illness, so we decided to stay home.

Yes, it makes me sad to not see family for the holiday but what makes me really bummed is knowing how sick my two favorite girls are. When I talked to the younger one on the phone today she cried when I said I couldn't come over, which almost made me decide to go anyway, but after she puked and felt better we decided next week would be a fine time to visit. Kids are resilient like that and this one is particularly so. Kate is my laid back, easy going, loves everyone, happy 99.9% of the time kid. She's sweet, you can't help loving her. Her sister on the other hand is intense in a way that's hard to explain. She's my little imp. She's a pixie. It's all or nothing with her and I'm blessed be to one of those people she feels "all" about. She gets that from her aunt, and its funny 'cause my family is constantly mixing our names up. It's gotten to the point we both answer to the other person's name at family gatherings. She told me I had to come over just as soon as she and Kate were feeling better. I of course agreed. How do you say no to that?

So, we've decided to have dinner with the girls next week and forgo the whole Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Next year, we will have turkey

and no mouth ulcers.

and no sick kids!

Happy Turkeyday to all of you!

enjoy yours for me.

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