Monday, February 18, 2008

Sven has the Flu

This might be Sven's first flu. Last week he had a cold, but yesterday he woke up coughing like crazy. I thought it was bronchitis from the cold, but during the day, he developed a fever, lost his appetite (a good indication that something is wrong), and kept wanting to pretend he was a sleeping cat.

Last night he was scared by the symptoms. He started crying because his limbs were aching. His eyes were so watery that he couldn't see me very well. This also alarmed him.

Today, we've been watching movies and reading books. We started reading the Visual Companion to the "Fellowship of the Rings" movie. Afterwards, Sven said "I'm an elf and you're a girl elf. But only boy elves have bows and arrows." When I asked why, Sven said "Girl elves don't like weapons. They only like peace." But since he is a boy elf, he is running around playing Legolas, when his runny nose doesn't get him down.


Blogger Erik Nilsson said...

Tonight, Sven and I were talking about "permanent" and "temporary." We talked about permanent and temporary glue, ink, and tattoos.

(This all started because Sven wanted to know how the glue in cellophane tape worked.)

Then we started talking about permanent and temporary relationships. I said that our relationship was permanent, and he'd be my son and I'd be his father forever 'til the end of time, as long as we lasted and longer.

Sven got a very sad and thoughtful expression on his face. After a while, he made a decision.

"OK," he said.

Fri Mar 21, 09:04:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous wrought iron furniture said...

Sure takes a long time to get over the flu!

Wed Aug 05, 12:56:00 PM PDT  

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