July 22 13

We lay in our sick beds, Isabella on the left and I on the right. We ate Halls—two different kinds, and Cepacol—which neither one of us could stomach, really. We sent our daddy and husband to eat dinner on his own while we stayed in the room and tried to watch that new Teen Beach movie that was mostly just Back To the Future meets Grease meets West Side Story. We covered ourselves in extra blankets and then we threw them on the floor, depending on which stage of the sweat/chills/sweat/chills we were feeling.

We put a call in to our Canadian insurance company last night. We found the closest hospital that could give 2/3rds of us a rapid strep test.

Welcome to the second leg of our vacation—Washington DC.

We gave it a good college try and made it through lunch, a museum visit, and even a peek at the White House before things started going downhill. She didn’t want to “miss the Obamas, even if it’s just their house.” It was an important day for this almost third grader, despite the super sore throat, massive headache, and icky low-grade fever.

The White House

 

It could be worse, we realize. Our beds are comfy, our Halls are aplenty, and we have more than one kids’ channel on the giant hotel room TV. And there’s even that whole room service thing.

And we’ll likely never forget Isabella’s first trip to the nation’s capital.

It just means we’ll need to come back with her brother and sister—and do it right. See the actual Obamas and not just their house. And, you know, not have to see the inside of a hospital.

It’s good to dream big. We’re in the right place for it.

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  1. Oh no… there’s nothing worse then being sick on vacation. :(
    I hope you both feel better soon and I hope Gav isn’t next…
    I truly love D.C., and miss living there. (Well, Bethesda.) I took the boys on their first trip to D.C. a few years ago, and I loved it as much as the first time I ever visited! It’s actually the only other place I’d seriously consider moving to.
    P.S. Are you/have you watched House Of Cards?

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    ali replied on

    Yeah. It’s pretty crappy. I really want to be in my own bed, and not feeling guilty about all of the awesome things in DC that I’m missing (it’s one of my favorite cities too!) but I’m going to try to make it to two Smithsonians today. Wish me luck.

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    Comment by Loukia on July 22, 2013
  2. So sorry you two were feeling sick during your trip. Hopefully you’ll have a better visit next time.

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    Comment by Tara R. on July 22, 2013
  3. “rapid stress test” ??? Do you mean strep?

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    ali replied on

    Strep. Yes.

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    Comment by nicole on July 22, 2013
  4. That sucks! I’m so sorry you guys are sick!

    Get better soon!

    See you in a few days!

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    Comment by Kristabella on July 22, 2013
  5. Oh no…please let me know if you need anything. I’m not far and I’m kid free this week.

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    ali replied on

    luckily, we are negative for strep…but positive for some sort of plague. Heh.

    We are trying to get out and still do some things, but then we have to quickly come home and pass out.

    It just means that we will really need to come back SOON with the other two kids—maybe it’s karma for coming without them?

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    Comment by jodifur on July 22, 2013
  6. I hope you’re both faring better today. I wish I could have seen you, walked around with you (although I’d have probably been walking around where I normally walk around all day anyway. THAT’S NOT THE POINT!)

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    Comment by Arnebya on July 23, 2013
  7. Being sick while on vacation is the WORST. xo

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    Comment by Angella on July 23, 2013
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