Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A week of Strep Throat

Three of my four kids and I are just getting over strep. Its been a long week. I haven't managed to get anything done, but everyone is back to school tomorrow. I hate when they're sick, especially in the winter. We've been stuck inside for way too long, can't wait to get everyone back outside, and to be able to go to the park again! We are all getting on each other's nerves being cooped up, especially with the 5 and 6 yr old, they have so much energy and they need to be able to run. Come on, Spring!!

Tomorrow is March 1, the start of the South Side St. Paddy's month. Everyone in my neighborhood (South Side of Chicago) is Irish, and they get to be twice as irish about this time of year. Our parade is one of the biggest in the USA and it started out as just a couple of floats. The entire South side (and even the North Siders) come out (except me!) I know, I stink LOL

I know my kids though, and by the time we found parking and walked the 8 blocks to the parade, they would be crying to go home. I don't understand the draw of standing outside FREEZING brrrrrr especially since there are so many drunken adults, its hard to see anything. We usually have a few people over and play board games, and have Corn Beef & Cabbage, way more fun!! (Except the corn beef part, blecchh) LOL

I do have to admit though, I LOVE Irish Music. When I was forced to listen to it as a kid, I couldn't stand it, but somewhere along the line, I guess it grew on me. We even went to see an Irish band last week, The Larkin Brothers. They are in their 20's and 30's and they play traditional irish music, plus some of their own. They are soooo good :D We've seen them like 11 or so times, if you ever have the chance to see them (and you like Irish music) they are so fun. They are also very entertaining, they're like a bunch of lunatics on the stage, great fun. My kids even like them. My three boys are really into the guitar :)

I have no pictures to share today, need to get to work! Great day to all in blogland!


mosaic queen said...

So sorry to hear about all the sickness in your house. My youngest daughter informed me last night that she had a sore throat and that strep throat is going around the school. (Ugh!)
I've heard that Chicago has quite the celebration for St. Paddy's day. Someday, I hope to take part. My grandfather was an irish man. John Ryan was his name and he died when I was only 2, but I understand that he was a proud and very generous irish man. I only wish he would've lived long enough for me to get to know him.
Have fun during your celebration!!

Beannier said...

Hey, Sorry to hear you had all the kids home sick. I'm glad I didn't stop by. Col, you should go to the parade this year. You can park by my house and walk to Western like I do. My kids love to go to the parade. They get sad if we can not go for some reason, like a hockey game or it is way too cold.I'm sure your grandpa loved going to the parade. Let me know. I'll save a spot for you in front of my house.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Ohh! I hate being sick. And strep is the worst! Hope you all are feeling much better.

Be sure to take some pictures of the parade. Sounds like so much fun!!!

Peta said...

That sounds awful, glad you are all feeling better now :)