Its been a rough few days.
One week back at school and most of the students have been taken ill with a tummy bug.
Our family was not immune.
Liddy bore the brunt of it.
I spent Monday in bed.
Tuesday night,just after midnight,Tilly vomited all through her shared bed with Liddy.
I showered the girls and settled them in front of The Famous Five in the sofa beds.
And Tilly promptly threw up in hers.
More bathing,more clean sheets,more hosing off the nasty stuff outside over the fence.
By 3:30 am I had the washing machine full,Tilly asleep,Liddy watching my childhood favourite and I was ready for bed.
There were too many sheets to wash in one go so I put the rinsed sheets from the first set on the sofa bed in a basket,outside on the verandah.
The next morning Jed asked me about this
I explained to him that I often put baskets of wet washing outside at night and Hugo will hang them out for me before he does his farm yard jobs in the morning.
I didn't want him to mistake the wet rinsed ones for clean sheets and put them on the line.
'That's pretty nice' said Jed,'I didn't know he did that. I wouldn't do that'
So where was the dirty linen?
Hugo had put it in the machine.
The clean washing he had hung on the line.
Love this boy!
Hugo and Jed had a mild dose the next night.
Liddy rallied but I kept her home to recuperate.
11am today the school rang and I went and picked up Elsa.
After a horrid few hours she seems a little better.
As I type Zara is snuggled up in the sofa bed,surrounded by towels,she seems to have been hit with most violent case as a (fingers crossed)Grand Finale.
We were meant to head to the beach for Lidia's birthday,tomorrow,after the school swimming carnival but both will have to be missed.
The weekend we can reschedule.
The bright side is I get a few extra days to finish her dress.
There hasn't been much time for sewing.
Hugo is House Captain so will still attend and he spent the evening making banners for the little ones to wave.
Jed will nip in after lunch to watch for a few hours,hopefully Tilly&Liddy will be well enough to go with him.
I will stay with my big girls.
And I may sneak in some sewing....
Or a sleep!