Monday, May 30, 2011

Sick days...

We're all home sick today.

Mr 10 has Young Man Flu and is languishing fitfully in his bed, calling out occasionally for snacks and drinks. (He's feeding a cold ...)

Miss 8 and Zsa Zsa the toy poodle have climbed into bed with me for cuddles.

A little unexpected time together means unscheduled chatting, which is kind of funny.

We're watching Sunrise, and Miss 8 thinks back to one of the things I've done that really impressed her: Being on telly.

"Mum you went on Sunrise and we waved at you," says Miss 8. "Was it fun?"

"Mmm, not really," I reply.

Miss 8 is shocked. How could being on television NOT be fun?

"Well it was kind of fun, but I got really nervous," I explain.

"Oh, so you needed to spew first" H. says wisely.

She's quiet for a moment, thinking things through, making the connection that the reason I was on television (not just Sunrise, but this was the show that impressed her the most), was that I was promoting my book, Happily Ever Parted. (New Holland Australia).

"Mumma, did you make a lot of money from your book?" H. continues.

"Mmmm, not really," I say.

"Oh, so not many people wanted to buy it," she says.

Ouch. But kind of true.

"Maybe you should write another book, but make it about our family" she says. "It will be a very long book!"

Yes, I guess it would.

Just then, Mr 10 ambles in with a Foxtel brochure and casually drops it on the bed.

"What's this for?" I ask.

"You need this so you can get us Foxtel," he says. "It's EOFYS you know ...We can afford it now!"

In his 'assume-too-much' dreams.

But at least it's all material for The Book.

9 comments:

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Oh bless! You've got some lovely kids there, hope you all get well soon.

Honey the Great Dane said...

awww...wishing everybody better!! Poor things!

Yes, I think a book about your year and how you pulled yourself back up again would be very inspiring - ion a "dark chick-lit" sort of style! :-)

Hsin-Yi

Fox in the City said...

Ah, got to love the honesty of kids. My Little Miss decided to tell the neighbours about my hairy armpits because she found them rather fascinating . . . thanks ever so much for that!
Jenn

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

Hope you all get better soon as for Foxtel it wont be comming into this house till they stop showing the same shows more then twice a week.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

traceyb65 said...

hmmm … seem to remember some pretty heated comments from the vicinity of your tweetstream about this time last year concerning the EOFYS ads.

looking forward to the book about your family … the long one! xt

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

LOL Bronnie you hit the nail on the head. Every time something bizarre happens to me all I think is "Great material for the book". Sometimes books almost write themselves :P

Jodie Ansted said...

At the moment, it seems that every week I have a child home sick, or I hear of another parent who is unwell...that time of year, I guess.

Hope ya'll feel better soon!

xx

Jenn Brigole said...

Your son definitely knows how to put pressure on you. LOL! Kids. You have got to love their being "casual". :)

Veggie Mama said...

A kid with a sense of humour! Love it.