After a week of one or the other or both kids being seriously ill, it's nice to see the two of them perky and chattering again. I expected that hubby and I would be sure to come down with the same bug, but we didn't -- or at least, not in the same way. I had a couple of days where I felt nauseated, and one where I was so completely drained of energy that I could barely breathe, but I never fell prey to the really nasty symptoms that the kids did.
Now that he's feeling better again, Nicholas has started talking in similes -- an interesting new development, seeing as he invents his own and they don't always quite follow the usual pattern. Today, for instance, he told me that I was "stubborn as a mouse". And this evening he told me solemnly:
"Mommy, you're as famous as a donut."