Posted by Joke at 12:45 PM
Badger posted at 2:34 PM, March 29, 2007
Here is another thing about those who split the SAHP/non-SAHP thing: they are used to being expedient in their jobs, and then they try to apply that to SAHPing, which just creates more damn work.
Because a full-time SAHP slacker like myself would have felt the kid's forehead, called the school to report him absent, then spent the day plying him with ginger ale and popsicles while simultaneously watching a bunch of recorded stuff on Ti-Faux and surfing the web. No thermometer searches or waiting rooms or any of that crappe.
But maybe that's just me.
Joke posted at 2:47 PM, March 29, 2007
Yeah, but he has a NASTY thoat ingection, which decorum prevents from detailing further.
Now I'm just surfing the web and watching Food Network.
I'm only a PT slacker, alas.
Badger posted at 8:18 PM, March 29, 2007
Well, if you don't work very hard and consistently fail to apply yourself, you will no doubt someday become a slacker guru like moi.
P.S. Good health vibes for the boy.
P.P.S. And also, it's kind of amazing my kids have lived this long. It's okay, you can say it.
Sarah O. posted at 11:27 PM, March 29, 2007
I haven't taken my kids' temperatures since they were preschoolers. No reason except that I figure if they're really sick I'll know it.
When I do eventually take them to the doctor I'm always asked if the kid has a fever. And I always get THE LOOK from the nurse when I say I don't know.
p.s. Thanks for the meat thermometer tip. I've lost countless human thermometers but my meat thermometer's survived 3 moves.
stompergirl posted at 1:36 AM, March 30, 2007
That thermometer looks like it plays your favourite tunes while it waits to give your temperature. And then gives you a verdict : well enough to go to school / keep in bed for the day / hospitalise immediately.
Hope NOS has stopped whinging I mean feels better.
And that you are coping without the coffee machine until the new parts arrive.
Suse posted at 9:09 AM, March 30, 2007
I use the awfully hi tech method of hand on forehead, ooh yes you're burning up, have some panadol and an icypole and we'll have a lovely quiet day with books and silence.
Slacker-parents of the world, UNITE!
BabelBabe posted at 5:04 PM, April 02, 2007
only YOU would use a roasting thermometer to take his child's temperature. thank god it wasn't rectal.
it wasn't, was it?
Joke posted at 6:00 PM, April 02, 2007
I can't speak for how they do things in Pittsburgh, but down heah we are not likely to roast recta.