We went swimming with the homeschool group yesterday and then the kids played in the big tree afterward (as usual). Unfortunately, this week my daughter must have moved her neck in a strange way to look over her shoulder or something because all of a sudden she was on my lap crying. It looked like she pulled muscle in her neck and couldn’t get it to go back upright again. Everytime she moved, it was hurting her. Thankfully, one of the moms got some aspirin for her and I was able to pull the van up to the front door and carry her out gently.
Today, she mostly stayed on the couch, complaining that it hurt and watching movies. Thank goodness I had a few sitting around from the library. I really liked the box set we got of the BBC series called “Five Children and It”. It is about some children who find a sand fairy that grants wishes, but the wishes always seem to cause trouble. We also have the “Return of It” set of discs for upcoming viewing.
I moved inside and out while they were watching, trying to get the leaves raked up to clear out the flower beds and shoveling gravel behind the garage, finishing up some of the drainage work left over from the fall. My son came out and helped with the rocks, moving bucketful after bucketful to complete the path.
Sometime around 7:00, J. got home from playing D&D and informed me that our daughter was asleep on the couch, which was a big deal as she *never* falls asleep during the day unless she is sick. Sure enough, she was burning up wih a fever. Turns out she has a sore throat.