Saturday, 20 September 2008

Gadget-Daddy On Duty

Mommy's down with the sniffles. And because of nose-block last night, This morning I woke up with a bad sore throat and cough.
All these due to high stress for a couple of days.

Today I went to the doc's to get some medication, and after my first dose about 6.30pm, I went off to bed and slept till 11.30pm.

Instructions to Gadget-daddy:

The boys have porridge in the pot, but they should eat only after 8pm, as they had a snack about 6.30pm.
Only Micah will want yaw-char-kuey (a kind of fried dough usually eaten with rice porridge, dunk into coffee or just to munch) with his porridge.

I was totally knocked out. I knew the boys came into the room a couple of times, then they went off to play again. By the time it was 11.30pm, Gadget-daddy got their teeth brushed and into their diapers and PJ's.

Max came to nurse and that woke me up.
By 12am both the boys were asleep.

I took another round of meds and had something to eat.

Now I can't sleep. Still sniffing a little, but wish the doc had given a tonne more of lozenges as that would really make me feel better immediately.

Anyway, I checked with Gadget-daddy what they did. The boys:

Took their dinner, negotiated for a cold sparkling ribena,
watched Gadget-daddy on the Wii Fit for a while,
then played with the camera,
played with their toys.
Fought a little, but settled things between themselves.
Then came up to get ready for bed.

One things about the boys is that they know Gadget-daddy is stricter when it comes to getting to the job. They are never dawdling. Also they know negotiation is harder with Gadget-daddy, so they behave a lot better than when Mommy's the one calling out the orders.

Kids. They are just so smart. They know what they can get away with with whom.

OK.. should go lie down now.

Have a good weekend, fellow bloggers.

Micah took this shot:
Gadget-daddy set the camera on the tripod
and Micah angled the camera,
set it on the timer and got his bro to sit with him.


milochel said...

i was having a bad cold ytd too... sneezing and running nose as well...

then i applied what i learn in class, and took a pill containing "anti-histamine" and a "decongestant" and voila, i was mucus free in a few hours and ready to play ! :)

then again, we basically need alot of rest, stress does us nothing but STRESS!!! @.@ hope you're feeling better now kaima..

Our Jouneys.... said...

Well...hope u will get better over the weekend

Moomykin said...


Haha, Good that you are putting into practice what you have learnt.

You get well soon too.


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I feel better today already. But still coughing. That's always the last to go. Sigh...

Ann said...

Oh...hope you are feeling better. Take loads of honey and lemon to help with your throat.

The viruses are certianly going around! Sigh....

Hope you get well real soon dear friend.

Moomykin said...


Thanks. I feel better, but still got thick mucus bogging me down.

Sometimes I wish I could get one of those baby mucus-suction-thingi and get rid of it once and for all. Hahahaha..