You know how when your sleep is interrupted several times in the night by a crying baby you start having really weird dreams? That’s what I had last night (both the crying baby and the dreams). The worst one: our class reunion was held in a giant swimming pool. Ha! Unless it were also being held on a moonless night coinciding with a total power outage I can’t imagine myself attending that little gathering. Talk about a nightmare. Because you know, flat hair. Ew.
Nora has some kind of virus that makes her really hot and really cranky. Poor thing. I think it’s the same virus that afflicted Gabie for about 2 days last week. He complained of a headache and was uncharacteristically lethargic for a while. In the middle of the night on Tuesday (I was up finalizing my Spring grades), I heard strange noises coming from his room. I checked in on him and he was in there laughing hysterically with his eyes wide open. “Gabie are you OK?” I ask, a little freaked out by the look on his face. “Yeah. I’m just watching a movie in my head,” he says.
I got him a drink and rubbed his head, running my fingers through his hair as he closed his eyes. Nodding back off to sleep he mumbled, “Knock that off Mom, you’re messing up the road.”
Thankfully, Gabie (and I hope the various roads and movies in his head) have made a full recovery. But he’s still convinced he has a virus, or at least the remains of one still in his system, because it makes a great conversation tool. He’s been telling everyone who will listen about it.
"I have a virus," he brags to his grandma and grandpa.
"I have a virus," he yells at the mailman.
"Did you know I have a virus?" he asks the guy behind us at Target, who smiles nervously and takes a noticeable step backwards.
“But Mom, I had to give that little kick to McKay because I’m sick and I can’t help it. A virus attacked my niceness system.”
“Sorry I can’t empty the silverware from the dishwasher because my virus won’t let me.” (He says this one while holding his arm tenderly, the old war wound acting up.)
My son is channeling Danny Kaye.