Ugh. It has not been a good day.
crappy crabby and ill since Sunday -- he's getting better now, or at least he seems perkier and more willing to eat, but he's still very clingy and demanding. Meanwhile, poor Nicholas started off with the same symptoms on Tuesday evening, then spent all last night and this morning being sick (after which Simon, obligingly, followed suit). The fact that my normally indefatigable three-year-old spent this whole day in bed with his eyes half-shut (or all the way shut) indicates how low he's feeling. The only thing I can get him to eat is applesauce, and even that's a great improvement -- last night he couldn't even keep so much as a sip of water down.
This is the first time my kids have been seriously ill -- we've had sniffles and other cold symptoms before, but nothing powerful enough to stop them dead in their tracks. And, of course, since they didn't sleep well last night, neither did I. I've been doing load after load of laundry today, and just hoping that I don't get whatever it is they have...
But my husband was able to take today off work to help me with the kids, for which I am very grateful.