Adam came out of school yesterday complaining of a headache, and though I had hoped the fresh air on the walk home would help, he only seemed to get worse, eventually throwing up. Ugh. So much for our Saturday plans — we had planned to attend a Beaver Buggy rally in the morning followed by a birthday party.
Despite his disappointment, Adam understood that staying home to avoid getting anyone else sick was the best thing to do, even though he was feeling much better this morning.
Instead, Adam and I stayed home while Todd took the girls out to run errands, chauffeur Leah to the birthday party and then took both girls up to Vaughan Mills where Elizabeth has her camp counsellor interview this evening. I had been worried that Adam was going to feel fairly distraught at having to stay home with me (everything is either off-the-charts amazing or life-ruining with him) but we had a pretty good day hanging out together.
First item on our agenda was getting through Adam’s homework: his class is studying liquids and solids and he had a house-wide scavenger hunt to complete.
I adore these kinds of fun assignments that encourage parental involvement — Adam and I got to look through our cupboards and fridge hunting for various items. And I love that Adam knows me so well.
Me? Coffee? Who would have guessed?
After Adam finished his homework, he decided that he didn’t look nearly sick enough to be stuck at home — perhaps he thought fake chicken pox would make me feel sorry for him and more likely to do his bidding.
Um, no. I was, however, quite willing to play one of my favourite games with him, Spot It.
Adam won most of our games (he is incredibly observant which served him well) and we had a blast yelling out the correct answers.
This evening he’s beat me badly in both Go Fish and Crazy 8 Countdown; he’s angling for another round of the latter and I’m procrastinating because I am not looking forward to getting my butt kicked. Again. Remind me never to play for money with this kid — I’d be broke!
I feel terribly that Adam has been sick but I’ll admit that I’ve really enjoyed our day together. We clearly need to plan more Adam-and-me time. Maybe at Starbucks.