Friday, February 24, 2006

A Reason to Rejoice!

We have turned the corner! Everyone is much, much better around here!! Actually I think they all started feeling better yesterday after lunch. I knew that we'd turned the corner because all of the sudden, they were ravenous! They haven't eaten well all week, and yesterday afternoon, I couldn't keep them full. They also were picking at each other and just doing that usual yah-yah stuff that siblings do. I gotta tell you it was nice to see that return. It was a sign of life! John could tell the difference when he got home yesterday afternoon and we're both rejoicing!

They were feeling so well yesterday afternoon that they started getting a little hyper. I really wanted them to rest some more, so I made them watch The Sound of Music with me. They were pretty tentative at first. When Maria began singing "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music" during the first scene, they rolled their eyes and looked at me like "you've gotta be kidding". I got them to stick with it a little longer and they were sold. We took a break mid-way through the movie. I popped some popcorn for them, then snuck downstairs to check my email. They came and found me and begged me to come back and start it again. I even overheard Will singing Doe-a-deer while I was getting dinner ready last night. I'm so glad they liked it. It is one of my all-time favorites!!!

Update 2/25 - Sarah knew that Julie Andrews looked familiar and was pleasantly surprised to learn that she also acts in two of her other favorite movies--The Princess Diaries 1 and 2. And, driving home last night, the kids were in the back singing "How do you Solve a Problem Like Maria?" until their dad chimed in with his own version--how do you solve the problem of diarrhea? Now, that's all I hear! That, and lots of giggling.

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