Thursday, 30 January 2014


It's absolutely heart-breaking when they are poorly and I would do anything to take it away from them. They have both got this really bad cough that seems to be doing the rounds and all night I could hear them apparently trying to beat each other with "who can cough the most?". Alyssa looks incredibly pale and fragile whereas Harvey is just getting on with things. Neither have gone into school today though as Alyssa will be sent home pretty much straight away and Harvey would gladly spread his germs around. He's a sharing-is-caring kind of little boy!

"Mummy, I don't feel very well. I feel like a really big

 letterbox. I feel all heavy." 

Alyssa's descriptions of how she feels are always quite unusual but I can understand what she means. She has no problems relating to how her little brother must be feeling too. She gently announced to me this morning between coughing that Harvey.....

 "....looks like a little old man who can't run."

I can see her point. A very old picture of him acting just like Grandad with his farming magazine.

Get well soon little sweetpeas.

Today I won't be avoiding the washing up. Operation 'clean my house and get rid of the nasty germs' begins again.

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