Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Sick baby girl

My baby's feeling sick today. She's been throwing up all day. I spoke with her on the phone earlier. She sounded terrible, the poor thing. Like somebody had stolen her teddy bear.

My wife says she doesn't have a fever, so hopefully it's no big deal.

I recall feigning sickness for as long as I've been alive. Crying for attention, belly aching to get out of eating, coughing to get out of school. I even faked having the mumps when my brother and sister had it.

But my daughter never wants to be sick. It's like the life gets sucked out of her for a short while. She lays in bed, without an appetite or enough energy to draw or color, watching TV or sleeping. Pissed off because we won't be able to take the dogs out to the park when I get home.

I'm sure she'll have plenty of opportunities to fake illness later on in life. Right now it just breaks my heart to see her this way.

I just went out at lunchtime and bought her a copy of "The Lion King 2." She's dying to see it.

I hope she gets better soon. I hate to see my little girl without a smile on her face.

7 comments:

Sarah McBroden said...

I am so sorry to hear your little one is sick. I hope she gets better soon. I always think it is as hard on the parents when there is so little you can do except watch over her and wait.

I love the Lion King movies.

SN said...

i hope she is better now...
poor little thing

MICK said...

Thanks ladies!

She's doing a lot better this morning. :-)

Holly said...

Glad to hear she's feeling better, and hopefully she will be bouncing around like normal in nothing flat.

Nothing can light up one's day better than a child's smile!

C. Fish said...

One of ours had a flu bug over the weekend. Hope she is doing better now.

And wow.. I'm envious of your bananas! heh.

Our Mo (three year old) would love that. She is the banana thief here. :)

Amber said...

There are few things as terrible as watching your child being sick. I'm so glad she's better today, Mick.

Anonymous said...

I'm also glad she's feeling better. I also hope you don't catch it!

-RP
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