Friday, 14 August 2009

Essex Girl for a Week

Christ, we're off again.
Car once more neat and pristine. Washing all done and in little piles in each child's room. Suitcases ready to be filled. Cats sorted. Chickens sorted. Rabbit sorted. Fish sorted.
Middle Son cut his thumb yesterday which resulted in long boring visit to A & E. Two tetanus injections later and a large bandage on his thumb, we were finally released. Youngest had Enormous Fun going to the loo every few minutes, to enjoy the new Towel Dispensers. You pressed a little button and 'zzzzoooooommmmmmmmm'...out came the paper towel. Terrific fun.
Oh, and the Drinks Dispenser. I put 50p into Simply Vast Machine which coughed and gurgled.
Panic attack when we realised that hadn't placed a cup anywhere. But all was well, as cup placed Very Kindly by Vast Machine. We all watched in fascination as one minute later out came a Perfect Cup of Coffee.
Cor, said Youngest.
But, Gosh, can't hospitals be Dull Places.
Sat on Hard Chairs. Watched as cleaner went v-e-r-y- s-l-o-w-l-y- round the room with a duster. Then a huge machine came by that Polished the Floor. I know that because we asked the nice man who was pushing it. Youngest wants one.
Kept being called into small Extremely Small Airless Room to be asked some questions. You know, the ones we had just answered half an hour ago. Then were asked to wait again. Youngest almost eating his feet with boredom by the end. Kept hauling himself into my lap, painfully stepping on toes each time.
All's well that Ends Well, though. Middle Son coped Brilliantly with two horrid injections, eyes shining with tears but gritting his teeth and breathing hard, as instructed, by his mother.
'Breathe DEEEEEEEEP breaths... just like in child birth.' Made him smile, anyway.
So, nearly time to go. A morning of frenzy and furious activity. Children to tidy their rooms and get animals all ready for kind people looking after them. Husband and I to have lazy coffee before getting Extremely Cross about how the car should be packed.
And then?
Just swimming, tennis, family and Fun. Messing about in Boats. Maybe, and really exciting, maybe, meet a Fellow Blogger. How about that!!
See you in a week. No computer At All where we're going.

PS Just a little thing that happened on the way to the Hospital....

As you know, Poor darling Middle Son cut his thumb badly and we had to race to A & E.
On the way, poor child was heartily sick, just making it to the grass verge.
Daughter and Youngest in car with Kind Friend of Middle Son. Who had to be taken to A & E with us. Poor chap.
'Uuuuurrrrrrggggghhhhh,' went Middle Son, throwing up into grass.
Youngest cranes neck to watch. So does Daughter and Friend.
'What colour is it?' asks Youngest.
'Um, can't see,' reports back Daughter and Friend, also battling to watch the event with Great Interest.
'Is it yellow?' asks Youngest. Apparently Sick should be Yellow.
'Nope. It's white with bits in it,' Friend reports back.
'Damn,' says Youngest. ' I really fort it would be Yellow.'
And with that he slumps back in his car seat.
The Wonder of Brotherly Love.


Pam said...

Have a fabulous time. Oh, wait...

Welcome home - Hope you had a fabulous time!

Robynn's Ravings said...

A thrill a minute when you have young children. You pray for the doldrums. Hope all heals up quickly and that anything worse was averted. Try and stay mended while you travel and have a WONDERFUL time!

P.S. I NEVER tried to look at barf when I was a kid. I tried to move to the nearest country to get away from it!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Thanks so very much...for not letting me down! Always, get a laugh here, even if it is at the expense of your children. Have a wonderful time!

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks for that nomination you mentioned. ;) *hugs*

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"Christ, we're off again."

Hahahahaha! Hope you have a great time.

Vicus Scurra said...

At least your children had the public service mentality to inform us about the colour of the vomit, but not the consistency. You almost forgot, didn't you?

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Poor Middle Son - but he'll be able to tell his story for a few days and he kept the others interested on the journey to the hospital. And now everything is spick and span you are off again. Bet one bed in particular was well made! Have a wonderful week! A x

geraldgee said...

You wont be reading this as you sit in a traffic jam but give my love to those Essex marshes

Clippy Mat said...

oh the joys! of motherhood. and the fascination of kids and puke.
have a good trip.
without too many incidents.

Tatersmama said...

Ahhhh... The joys of motherhood, eh?
After just spending the last 10 days in the company of 5 children from one family, I too, wonder about the consistancy... how sick is that?
Maybe it's not as bad, but it's bad enough - that mine loved to "pop off" and then guess who did it and take guesses as to what they had eaten. *urp*

Have a wonderful relaxing time - and please... NO more injuries!!!

Matthew said...

I forgot to follow you last time I visited. Won't be making that mistake again.....

Valerie said...

Oh gee, hope you're having a whale of a time, no more sickness, no more gulping at the lack of computer, just heavenly sunshine (!) and relaxation. And FGS hurry back, I need giggles.

Catharine Withenay said...

Hope you have (had) a fabulous time!

DJ Kirkby said...

Two tetnus injections? Vomit? Blood? Booooringness? Poor child....

Mud in the City said...

Oooh - who're you meeting?

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Oh what would we do if we couldn't sit in waiting rooms mulling over our next post?!!