Word of the Week #6 2019

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My Word of the Week

This week has been dominated by illness. Star caught a virus which started making her feel ill on Sunday and is still hanging around.

On Monday we took Star to the GP and were told that it was ‘just a virus’ and that she just needed rest, fluids and paracetamol. Which is what we were doing anyway.

Then when Boo came home from school she went straight to bed. She’d felt unwell at school but they didn’t call us, so by the time she came home she felt really poorly.

By Tuesday, no1 Son also had the virus and he was really poorly too. It’s funny, but when he gets sick he remembers being a small child at my Mum’s where she would give him boiled lemonade and egg and soldiers. These are the things he asks for whenever he is sick. I like it because it reminds me of my Mum, but I’m pretty sure the cure is old fashioned now.

As of yet, the Little Man has managed to stay healthy, I think it’s because he’s kept as far away from his siblings as possible. Eldest daughter has barely come out of her room when she’s been home.

Graham hasn’t felt very well and I’m feeling a bit rough, but we are not as poorly as the others have been. Fingers crossed we don’t get any worse.

I’ve had to miss my treatment at the hospital, I really didn’t want to go carrying such a nasty virus around vulnerable sick people.

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  1. February 8, 2019 / 7:47 am

    That does sound like a nasty virus and I hope everyone starts to feel better soon. Boiled lemonade and egg and soldiers sound like an interesting remedy – how interesting that your eldest son finds it comforting to have these when he is poorly. I’ve never tried drinking boiled lemonade but egg and soldiers are always good! Hope next week is a much better one x #WotW

  2. February 8, 2019 / 9:12 am

    Oh no, it’s so hard to get well when there are so many nasty viruses doing the rounds. I’m glad to hear that your little man has avoided the sickness I think everyone is doing the right thing by laying low. I remember being made chicken soup with a side of toast as a poorly child and I still turn to it now as a comfort food when I’m feeling ill. I hope you all start to feel better soon x #wotw

  3. February 8, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Oh no! How awful.
    Ahh! My grandad used to give me boiled lemonade and egg and soldiers when I was little and I was poorly. It was the best cure.
    Good on your Little Man & eldest for staying out of the way. Fingers crossed thhe stay well.
    I hope you all feel better soon especially the girls. It sounds like a rough week for them x

  4. February 8, 2019 / 10:59 am

    Sorry to hear you’ve all been ill, hopefully you will feel better soon x

  5. February 8, 2019 / 12:38 pm

    So sorry to hear that your word this week is “virus”! Hoping you and your family are all on the mend by next week.

  6. February 9, 2019 / 12:33 am

    Oh goodness. What a week for you all. I hope everyone feels better soon. It can really do the rounds. Hope they can reschedule your treatment soon. First time I’ve heard of boiled lemonade as a cure, or at all now I think of it. I guess it’s the lemons, if it’s real lemonade. Here’s to a better week.

  7. February 10, 2019 / 7:38 am

    Oh no it us horrible when your children get poorly, I hope the viruses get rid of quickly and you get plenty of rest X #wotw

  8. February 11, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    Sorry to hear about the virus – that would have been my word of the month in December. Ugh! Hope everyone is well soon! #MMBC

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