Margaret's Watercolor Raccoon

Weekly Wrap up: The One with Middle of the Night Laundry

In my life this week…

This has been a sick week. It started with my wife bringing home a stomach bug. I know it is bad when she takes a sick day. She is one of those people that works until someone sends her home so to have her stay home was unusual.

It spread to Ian who unfortunately threw up at 4 in the morning. He managed to get himself, his bed, Philip’s bed and Margaret’s bed. Yes, all my kids share a room. That is a long story but the short version is none of them will sleep alone. It all goes back to Philip’s time in the hospital. Anyways we hear Ian in the bathroom and running water which is unusual. He came and joined us in our bed. We asked what he was doing and he told us he was cleaning off the throw up. We decided to wait until morning to deal with the bed. They are in loft beds and climbing up and disturbing the other kids didn’t seem to be a good idea. In the morning we found out that he got it everywhere. Margaret who just had a little didn’t do anything about it. Philip who got most of it got up and started laundry at 4 am.

It was my turn next and I won’t go into details. The kids got more done this week than I did.

Loft Bed Nest
Loft Bed Nest

To explain the kids sleeping arrangements a bit more. They have a pair of loft beds which I call their nest. Margaret’s is the red one, Philip’s is the black and Ian is in the corner with the Spiderman sheets. They are in the basement so the beds are at the same height as the window. So they have an easy escape route. Access to the beds is up a slide. We made the whole thing and it is build strong. It will easily hold my weight.

I’m Cleaning…

Cupboard before
Cupboard before

A couple of my cupboards have become catchalls. I forgot to take a before picture of one of the cupboards.

Cupboard After
Cupboard After
Other Cupboard After
Other Cupboard After

In our homeschool this week…

The biggest thing this week was that Margaret got to go to a watercolor class. It was amazing to see the results. She learned so much. I am trying to find out more time for her to go. The instructor indicated that there were more classes available for us homeschoolers but I am waiting to hear back on when.

Margaret's Watercolor Raccoon
Margaret’s Watercolor Raccoon

The kids did a lot of math this week. It is their default action when I’m not around to give instructions and given that I spent two day asleep they had free reign.

I’m cooking…

My wife always wants Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup when she is sick. For me it is scrambled eggs with raisin english muffins and milk. My big roast this week was beef. We got two meals out of it as roast with the fixings and another dinner as beef dip sandwiches. I still have some left for lunches.

I’m praying for.

Ethan, he will be undergoing one of the most painful treatments in the cancer treatment arsenal. Layman’s version. He will be given modified mouse antibodies. These attach to neuroblastoma cells triggering an immune response that also takes out the cancer cell. Unfortunately it also attaches to nerve endings which also end up getting attacked. One child I followed described the pain as being on fire. I can’t even imaging how these kids bear it but they do. He will receive these shots daily starting on Monday and ending on Friday. Please pray for it to eliminate all the cancer and for the pain to be manageable and short.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…

Philip has really gotten in to the ‘How to Train your Dragon’ Did you know that they are based on series of books which he is now devouring. Anyways he created this Lego Toothless. I though it was a very good representation.

Lego Toothless
Lego Toothless

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap up: The One with Middle of the Night Laundry”

  1. I hope no one else gets the stomach bug. It makes for such a rough week. My boys really enjoy the “How to Train Your Dragon” series too. We are sort of sad that we are all caught up and waiting for the next one to come out.

  2. My girls love the “How to Train Your Dragon” books! We especially love listening to the audiobooks David Tennant narrated because he’s awesome. Love the bed arrangement! This weekend we’re moving our bed back into the master bedroom; praying the new sleeping arrangement goes well.

  3. Hope you’re all feeling better soon! Hopefully we’re seeing the last of illness with spring coming.

    My daughter loves How to Train Your Dragon and has read most of the books too. There’s a new movie coming out this summer so we’re looking forward to that.

  4. I hope every one is feeling better this week. We are dealing with a food reaction, but it’s not the same thing. Cool loft beds, reminds me of college. Well, I didn’t have a loft, but a lot of people did.

  5. I like your children’s nest. I’m not a fan of changing sheets and blankets on loft/bunk beds myself but I know your kids must love it. A great way to keep the family bond.

  6. So glad everyone is feeling better!! Yuck on everyone being sick. Love the ‘nests’. That loft bed looks like the pattern my Daddy used to build Keilee’s. It is VERY sturdy!! Now she actually has her mattress on the floor UNDER the bed and the top is her ‘treehouse’. 🙂 Chris we will be praying for Ethan and for you all. We will be praying for exactly what you asked for. Blessings this week and always.

  7. I guess the stomach bug was not limited to the US this last week! Some of my family had it too. Somehow it escaped me, at least so far. Did I miss something? What is going on with Ethan? I thought that his scans had come back good. I’ll be praying for him. No child should have to endure such torture. I’ll be praying for the rest of your family as well. God Bless!

    Admin Note: My son is Philip and he continues to be just fine and is cancer free. Ethan is a boy that I follow online who is battling the same cancer.

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