Cabin Fever

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I’m not crazy.

I don’t know how long it’s been though. I honestly can’t remember. It’s probably only been a week or so, but it feels like a George RR Martin novel.

Everybody’s sick here. The Mama, came down with some virus that’s completely sapped her energy, and Little Man got hit with a bad cold.

Speaking of cold: it’s cold. Like school canceling cold. Like 30-40 degrees below. It’s not the polar vortex, though, not anymore. Exposed skin won’t get frostbite in five minutes these days. No. It’d take more like 20 minutes. So we got that going for us.

Blarg. This calls for a list.

Lessons learned after being shut in with a sick mama, a sick toddler, outside temps that could kill you, no car, and no preschool:

-Battles about limiting screen time can wait. March is a fine month for discipline.

-Walking downstairs to get the mail can count as an outing.

-The only thing worse than having a high energy toddler laid out sick while you’re trapped inside for a week is having a high energy toddler in perfect health while you’re trapped inside with no car for a week.

-Espresso will listen. Espresso will care.

-Five hours of various versions of  “The Wheels On The Bus” is, believe it or not, preferable to five hours of play doh unboxing videos. But only just.

-There are no good or bad parents in this situation. There are only survivors. (I was going to say it’s like Auschwitz, but that would be in poor taste).

-On the plus side, if Mama and Little Man are listless, watching videos, you can get a buttload of dishes done.

-This will end. Someday, somehow, it will be 30 degrees again. Above zero, this time.

-The wheels on the bus go round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round and round…………..send help………….and donuts.

 

Disclaimer: since writing this yesterday, the temperature has shot up above zero, everybody got outside for the day, and sanity is once again restored. But you can still send donuts.

 

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