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Forget Man Flu-Teenage boy flu here.

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Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 09:07:54


Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 09:10:44

OMG I can't stand this.

OddBoots Sat 02-Nov-13 09:12:09

Can you pack him off to bed as he is clearly too ill for TV/computers etc then just bring him soup every few hours until he is better?

noddyholder Sat 02-Nov-13 09:13:23

Huge sympathy unbearable and possibly caused by homework and relieved by having a day off school Monday

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 09:15:35

I would love to Odd, however he has to go and play football.

If he had proper flu he wouldn't be able to get out of bed. He has a blocked nose.

BUT he is well enough to shout at us all about how unfair it is we are making him play football, and how awful he feels. He is proper yelling at DH at the moment.

I have already mentioned 'commitment' and 'team spirit'. That was wrong too.

InkleWinkle Sat 02-Nov-13 09:15:48

Nightmare. Is he in bed or on the sofa?

InkleWinkle Sat 02-Nov-13 09:16:24

Sorry X post!

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 09:16:49

noddy he is back to school Monday after 1/2 term but his brother isn't back til Tuesday. He will probably be yelling about that tomorrow. angry

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 09:17:30


InkleWinkle Sat 02-Nov-13 09:27:27

I have a 9yr old girl having a pre-teen hormonal strop screaming 'it's not fair' here this morning.
Want to swap for a bit of variety?!

At some point they'll learn that no, it's not fair but you just have to get on with it!

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 09:45:56

Oooh what's not fair at your house Inkle?

InkleWinkle Sat 02-Nov-13 09:55:12


Her friend isn't going to dancing but she still has to go, she had to have a shower, she had to make her bed, her sister isn't feeling well so is watching CBeebies on the name it!

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 09:58:38

Sounds familiar. DS2 is 11 and does a lot of that.

DS1 has left the house still yelling at DH who looked like he was about to explode. sad

yourlittlesecret Sat 02-Nov-13 10:05:23

DS2 should be on the stage. From an early age he could appear worryingly ill until the threat of school receded and I would realise to my shame that he had pulled the wool over my eyes again.
I did get wise eventually and pointed out that I have to go to work with a cold. A cold is horrible and makes you miserable but the world cannot stop for a cold.
DS1 on the other hand, had swine flu a couple of years ago and wanted to crawl in to school even though he could barely stand up.

InkleWinkle Sat 02-Nov-13 13:39:06

Is he back yet? Did he survive?

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 14:49:45

Hi Inkle. the poorly boy has returned. They lost, and he only just managed to eat a huge plate of sausage and chips at the pub afterwards. sad angry

InkleWinkle Sat 02-Nov-13 15:06:43

They lost cos he wasn't up to full speed presumably.

Glad he managed to force some food down, got to keep his strength up & all that grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 15:08:59

I just know he will improve tomorrow then have a relapse on Monday-I can feel it coming. Plus he should be revising.....

noddyholder Sat 02-Nov-13 15:33:41

I will see you your teen boy flu and raise you my dp had a tooth out Thursday Help me! grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Nov-13 15:45:24

Oh noddy has it been stressful and traumatic? For you? sad

InkleWinkle Sat 02-Nov-13 21:09:17

Oh Noddy! How dreadful for you!
We have been 'discussing' DH getting a vasectomy & he keeps asking why I'm against it....

bigbluebus Sun 03-Nov-13 13:32:09

sparkling. Is your DS still 'poorly'? I always dish out Lem Sip MAx Strength Capsules and a tissue with Olbas Oil on it and tell mine to get on with it.
Hope you get him back to school tomorrow.

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:33:50

Hi big. He seems a bit better today thanks. he will be going to school tomorrow-I have told him that.

He is still being v argumentative. though.

noddyholder Sun 03-Nov-13 13:46:26

When they realise school is definitely on the agenda they perk up. Dp has that man ill face that I just ignore and a packet of nurofen sticking out of his pocket like a dental talisman

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:57:30

I have hung his blazer on his door as a reminder noddy. wink

I am going to have a Mum and DS2 day, as he doesn't go back til Tuesday. smile

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