Archive for December 15th, 2005

Favorite Fictional Families—Forgotten!

December 15, 2005 @ 2:23 pm | Filed under:

Thanks to all who sent well wishes for Wonderboy…he’s doing better this afternoon, now that the antibiotics have kicked in. Of course, all the lovely gastro-intestinal side effects that accompany antibiotics have kicked in too, with a vengeance. But at least his fever has come down.

This morning I was doing dishes while enjoying the very loud music Scott had turned on for Wonderboy’s enjoyment (having a hearing impaired son gives him license, at long last, to play music at the volumes he believes to his core to be vital to a truly authentic listening experience), and a family flashed into my mind—one of my favorite fictional families, how could I forget? No, wait! TWO families! I foolishly forgot them both!

So to our list let us add, posthaste:

The Murray/O’Keefe clan and the Austin bunch, those classical-music-listening, Nobel-prize-winning, space-and-time-traveling, poetry-quoting, dolphin-befriending, adventure-having folks from Madeleine L’Engle’s books.

And over at Love2Learn (my new home away from home [blog away from blog?]—and many thanks, ladies, for the invitation to join you!), Love2LearnMom points out quite rightly that I neglected to mention the wonderful families in Hilda van Stockum’s books—an omission over which Jane shrieked in consternation when the news reached her ears.

I’m sure there are other families who ought to be on the list—please write and share your favorites!

Rough Night

December 15, 2005 @ 4:11 am | Filed under:

Wonderboy, who has been fighting a nasty cold for phe last week, spiked a fever yesterday. After our adventure last summer, I had a hunch what this meant…Took him to the doctor, and sure enough. Pneumonia. Again.

Between that and Beanie’s 3 a.m. nightmare, I missed my usual 5:30 wake-up call, so you’ll have to forgive my lack of new material this morning. As recompense, I offer a picture that make me guffaw yesterday: go see why Danielle Bean continues to be surprised.

Now back to my boy.