It has been a strangely quiet week for us. If the heat wave wasn't enough to keep us in the house, we were hit by a virus. Anne wasn't feeling well last weekend, but we thought it was just a little cold brought on by the exhaustion of traveling. The worst seemed to have passed by Tuesday and we decided to go on our long promised outing to the indoor trampoline park, Flight. I paid for our tickets, the girls received their armbands and put on their special trampoline socks. We walked through the doorway to access the trampolines...and Anne vomited with absolutely no warning. She is not one to vomit often so we all stood there for a moment in shock not quite sure what had happened.
We returned to the customer service desk and I am glad to say they were extremely kind. They gave us vouchers so we could return when everyone was feeling better. I offered to clean up the mess, but they kindly assured me they would do it.
Anne ran a low-grade fever and was terribly lethargic for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Meg, Clare and I were all under the weather Thursday, but it seemed to only last 24 hours for us. Anne was finally feeling better by Friday, though we were afraid to push her too much.
While we have been unbelievably quiet this week, it has not been a total loss. We discovered a series of fantastic books called You Read to Me, I'll Read to You. These books are set up for two readers (typically a parent and a child) to read the rhyming stories together. They are great for early readers, though a certain amount of reading proficiency is needed. They are also great for experienced readers to work on their reading aloud skills. Clare and I read Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together and had so much fun that I had to read it with Meg too. After that, all of us (including Anne) were walking around the house rhyming all of our sentences. There are several books in the series, but I will recommend these two as a beginning point.