With it enough to be whinny :)
I declared a sick day this morning. Convinced Runner he would feel better in clean PJ's. At 8, he doesn't believe in clean . So my sick day plan (I had planned in advance in case such a day occurred) was to watch a documentary. I currently have two saved. So we watched one on global warming and current solutions that people are working on. We had a good disscussion on what obstacles (people) are holding these solutions back. Ko-Ko liked the solar panels that worked like satellite dishes and the windmills. She loves to go to the island to see the local windmills. She thinks they look nice. I wish more homeowners saw their beauty. SW thought the sea water turbines were great, especially how they were more efficient. Runner who wants to design skyscrapers and is interested in architecture loved the multi-family home in Montreal that is being built that uses many energy saving and producing techniques and should cost the families about $75 a year in utilities. They were shocked to learn that many grown ups fight things like wind turbine farms because they are not pretty, Ko-Ko especially.
Next we had lunch then outside play. I fell asleep and the rest of our sick day never occurred. I had a whole unit made up on being sick :) although I thought I'd save it this time and watch the news about the miners in Chile. I guess we will watch news of the miners tomorrow cuz I slept til 5pm. See this is one of the benefits of living in a house with four adult family members. Of course one was at work and two more were home sick. Which is the benefit of independent children. Ko-Ko and Sw looked after the kids, and when Indy looked tired they brought him to me and the two of us snuggled up and slept. SW went to the store and got Runner some orange juice and Ko-Ko made him some cedar tea. I woke up a very proud Mom.
I am calling our first sick day of the year a success. My kids have not been sick since last fall when 2 were sick for a few days and i was out for a few weeks with the swine flu. I am also very lucky that my kids are so healthy. In fact SW has never ben sick for even a full 24 hours except the two times he had chicken pox and both times he had 6 or less.