Amy had the week off school.
Monday I got the call that 10 kids from her class of 29 were off sick so the class would be closed for the week to minimise the possibility of spreading the lurgy.
Tuesday she came with me to work and drew pictures and did her homework in the staff room while I taught and went out for lunch with my boss and I.
All was good.
Wednesday she woke up late (hey- she's on holiday!) but when she came downstairs her cheeks were red...
and her eyes were tearing up.......
and she just kept sneezing......
Fabulous boss got someone to cover my classes last minute and we went to the kid's clinic.
On first glance I thought it was empty- sweet!!!
We go to a very popular paediatrician and the waiting room is always packed.
I honestly got a little freaked out sitting there alone in the waiting room.
Until I handed back the thermometer they give you on arrival and told the receptionist Amy had a 38.4 degree fever.
Within seconds we were somewhere in the bowels of the clinic on a bed with the curtain drawn.
And I could here all sorts of mumbling and talking and beep-beep of DSing all around us.
From that armchair facing the wall over there....
And that bed over there with the curtain drawn....
And that chair over there in the corner, too....
The paediatrician was not empty it was just quarantining everyone with a fever which was 100% of the patient list.
Got to see the doctor, got our nose-invasion test and yup.
Type A influenza.
She was really pretty happy for a kid with the flu.
And after two doses of Tamiflu she was her normal self and wanting to go back to school again.
Only she couldn't as a) she had a compulsory 5 day holiday as she had the flu and b) her whole class had a 5 day holiday.
The conditions of our week off are no public places, no going out wherever possible and stay quiet and do your 11 pages of homework.
So we needed to find something to occupy our little sickie.
We played memory, and did her piano homework, and finished the school homework, and did some English and she made some things out of origami paper...
And that got us to lunch on day 1.....
Then I got the ipad out and loaded up youtube with a whole lot of crafty DIY videos.
And Amy was enthralled!
2013 style sickie, huh?
And that was pretty much the rest of the sickie week.
Well, except for the Sunday which was the last day of quarantine and a rare sunny but not windy and snowless day and K took the girls to the park.
Naughty, naughty but hey a little physical activity is good for you, huh?