Tho Thick

Oh, I'm thick.  Thuper thick.

If you're not a regular on this ole here blog, that translates to "Oh, I'm sick.  Super sick."

It's because I was bragging the other day about how I no longer get sick and that I do not have a weak constitution (my sister, Lisa, would rather I say "immune system" but I think constitution sounds like we're in the Victorian age or something which makes me sound fancy) anymore.

Apparently, my constitution has a leak in it somewhere . . . and I'd venture to say it's in my nostrils.

They're clogged and runny at the same time.

My ears are plugged.

My throat hurts.  

My eyes are watery.

I'm coughing.

I'm basically your basic NyQuil commercial.

It's generally all happening in the upper regions of my body and I refuse to allow it to get to the flu stages so I'm following doctor's orders (the doctor that I didn't go see, but who would say the magic words anyway) and staying in my pjs for the next two days.

I tell you all this because I tell you everything, but also because we did our cute "I'm Sick" art and writing project this week that I blogged about last year.  You can read that whole post [HERE}.  I recently linked up with Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade with that post, too.  You can get a lot of good ideas for Winter on Denise's linky.

Here's a picture of this year's bulletin board:

I'm missing two.  These two kids took an extra long MLK, Jr. weekend.  And I wasn't invited.
One was afraid to tell me he was going to Disneyland.
I don't know why.
I don't cry EVERY TIME a student tells me
 they're going without me.

Here's a close up (from last year):

Our topic for writing was "Several things happen when I am sick."  But you could change that.  

As a matter of fact, another blogger, Miss Cosby of You Might Be a First Grader, sent me a sweet email about this project . . . and she created a writing template to go with it if you're looking for a freebie!

My kids loved writing about what they do when they're sick.  Lots of hot tea, toast, blankets, TV, couch time, and soup were prescribed.   A couple of kids wrote about vomit - of course, why not?  And my identical twins both wrote about bee pollen which I had no idea was actually useful until I talked to my team about it and they all agreed.  My only problem is that I'm afraid of bees so I don't know how I'd go about getting their pollen . . . 

Lastly, before I go, I wanted to give you an update on Sydney because I've received a few emails and comments about her.

You all are too sweet.

She's hanging in there . . . she's not eating as much, but still goes absolutely whack-a-doodle for a hotdog.  So we buy hotdogs in bulk now.  I apologize if you were trying to have a BBQ this weekend - we bought the last one-thousand bags.  She also loves going to the park and on car rides, too.

The only thing that scares me is that, occasionally, she will shiver or tremble.  It kills me!  I cover her with a blanket and that seems to help . . . but I just don't know if she's cold or in pain.  Old people are always cold, right?  I'm always cold and I'm old.  I mean, she's 91 in dog years, headed towards 98.  We're only a few years apart.  Is she just cold?  Or is it a sign that she is in pain?

Okay, well, enough of that.

I need to go blow my nose now.  And drink some hot tea.  And take a nap . . . 


  1. Awwww, feel better Kristin! I love the Ah-ah-ah-choo! bulletin board. It's ah-ah-ah-dorable!

    Take care of yourself,

    Read with Me ABC

  2. Hope you and sweet Sydney have a cozy weekend. Tho Thorry you are feeling Thick. Tho Thorry for Thweet Thydney too.

  3. I hope you feel better soon! I love this writing activity. I've got to figure out how to use it in 4th. ;O)

    Collaboration Cuties

  4. Hope you're feeling better soon! Definitely a good excuse to take doctor's orders of 2 days in pj's!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  5. Feel better!!! Curl up with Sydney, drink some hot tea, and watch trash tv. It cures all things! :) Take care!!!! xoxo

  6. I'm glad you and Sydney can cuddle up......take good care.

  7. I hope you start feeling better soon! Your bulletin board is SO cute {and appropriate}!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  8. Aww! Feel better soon Kristin...at least it's a long weekend. Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  9. Thorry you're thick... that thucks.

    Get better soon. I'm sure this isn't how you hoped to spend your long weekend.

    I am sorry about Sydney... it's so tough. I'm sure she'll love hanging on the couch in PJ's with you, though. :D

    AWESOME writing topic. Cold and flu season has devastated my classroom and no amount of hand sanitizer, soap and excessive washing seems to help. My kiddos definitely have a LOT to write about this topic.

  10. Hey - I did that activity from Denise last year, too. Thanks for reminding me about it. Yours turned out so cute.

    I've been wondering about your sweet Sydney. Glad she's still enjoying the hot dogs.

    If you need a pick-me-up, head on over to my blog - I'm having a Give-A-Way this week.
    Take good care,
    Learning in the Little Apple

  11. I also hope you are feeling better. Very cute activity and very appropriate for this time of year-definitely something the kiddos can relate to. Your posts always make me feel better-you are just too funny! :)


  12. Your sweet doggie is probably shivering or has the shakes from being sick, love and blankets should help. My sister recently lost a dog to cancer and near the end she put the food in a blender which enabled her dog to eat more comfortably.

    Sorry to hear you have the " crud" as we here in Idaho call it. Lately I have been hearing coconut oil is supposed to be the panacea of all ills. I don't know this personally just read it several places on the Internet, so it must be true right? Hee Hee

  13. Feel better lady!! This was me about two weeks ago. I should have tried to get on the Nyquil commercial ;)

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  14. I hope you feel better soon!!! I LOVE how you made that Pinterest pin on your pictures, very fancy!

    Primary Punch

  15. Get better! I guess I better stop bragging about my healthy "constitution" too! I'm so glad you reminded me about these faces. I made them last year after you posted & loved them. Also, thanks for the Sydney update.

  16. Oh, I'm so sorry you're thuper thick. My doctor had the nerve to tell me last week that I needed to stop talking so I could get my voice back. I asked him if he KNEW I was a kindergarten teacher...I mean, hello?!? It's in our DNA to be a bit chatty! Um, yes, so I took the next day off (a half day) to rest my voice and retreat from the germ-infested (and Lysol reeking) room. We have four days w/o kids due to MLK today and a work day tomorrow (I KNOW - do the math - I have 5 days to rest the voice and retreat from germs!) so hopefully the prescriptions and attempts at being quiet will leave me with a stronger voice (and "constitution") on Wednesday when my little monkeys return! All that's to say, "Get well soon!"
    Keep the hotdogs coming and keep that Sydney happy! Thanks for the update on her!

  17. tho tho thad....hope the wine helped!!
    and I remember this writing!! I think it's the perfect time for it! lol

  18. Those sickies are running rampant right now...maybe some moonshine? Just ask Squirrels. ;)

    Feel better..I don't like hearing that you're tho tho thick!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  19. I thay thick or tho it theems. Translation: I stay sick or so it seems. Being with the children instead of being in the presence of children gives me many opportunities to get sick. Translation: Classroom teacher of first graders this year vs. being a resource teacher the last 10 years. One day my room is 80 degrees and the next we shiver through 65. I know that cold does not make one sick, but neither does a variance of degrees make one feel any less sick. Sending you bottomless cups of hot soup and Nyquil!

  20. Oh, my heart goes out to you both! Go to Target, Costco, or the lovely Walmart...(send hubs since you are sick)! Try heated lap blankets. They have a timer, go off in 2 hours, and are a little slice of Heaven! You both can be warm together, no more shivers!

  21. Hang in there! It's horrible being sick. With your baby,it is hard to see them hurt or in pain. My baby is only 4 or 28. She has allergies and when she gets hurt or sick it breaks my heart. Just enjoy and make the memories with her

  22. Did you end up holding Wilson the Bear? You warned us not to hold him.... And now you are sicks-ville!