Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Two Sick Calves

To say this has been a bad week would be an understatement on par with saying Kate Gosselin has an interesting haircut.  (My husband, master of the obvious, noted: "Her hair would look normal if she just grew the back pieces to match the rest of it..."  Someone offer this man a scholarship to beauty school.)

The girls have hand, foot, mouth disease, which I mistakenly thought was reserved just for cattle. Apparently there is a human version. Before you quarantine us for life, we were told by the ER doctor it's quite common.  My girls don't come down with illnesses during normal working hours mind you. Or even on nights when the pediatrician will be open first thing in the morning. No, why get hand, foot, mouth disease on say, a Thursday, when you can come down with a nasty case the Saturday night of Memorial Weekend? When we have guests in town. 

Speaking of the ER, is there a special emergency medical facility which only allows the upper 1 percent of wealthy white people with last names like Rockefeller and first names like Thurston and suffixes like IV? Because there wasn't a blue blood Caucasian type to be found among the thousands of us lumbering around listlessly like night of the living dead. Which leads me to believe either their children don't get sick in the manner of requiring emergency medical intervention, they ignore their sick children because their caviar might spoil or there is a super secret locale with no lines that the rest of us aren't privy to.

Regardless, if you're into the train wreck that is Jon and Kate Plus Eight (and God help you if you are), you can read my season premiere review here.  


  1. I'm so sorry your lo's are sick. And, the ER thing, those rich types have husbands who are doctors with prescription pads.

  2. I know just what you mean about the ER! Nicole up there might just be on to something!

    Also, we just had a bunch of kids w/ HFM in my playgroup. It must be moving east. I hope your lil ladies heal up soon!!

  3. I feel the same way about the Patient First down the road from here. It's the castoffs of society in there, and you should see the patients! Bad.

  4. So sorry your little ones are under the weather. I have a Lovely Blog Award for you over at my blog The Babble Bubble. Take care.

  5. I hope that your girls get better soon! That is horrible that they got sick over the weekend!!

  6. Oh, I'm so sorry! What a nightmare. We've only had one trip to the ER (knock on wood) so far--a middle-of-the-night ear infection full of screaming and pacing in the emergency room trying not to watch a very disturbing CSI: Miami on the waiting room TV.

    I hope the girls are all better soon! (And I tried to comment on your Jon&Kate summary, but Google booted me. I loved it--particularly "don't show the help" and "you did sign up for this"!)