Tuesday night at dinner, Torben said he wasn't feeling very well and he didn't really eat much. As Jeff and I were getting ready to go to bed, Torben came walking down the stairs with his pillow, sort of whimpering and crying that he really wasn't ready to get up yet. We told him that was good, because it was 10:00 at night and there was a lot of sleeping time left! He asked to sleep in our bed, and I noticed he had a definite fever. Not only does he get hot like you would expect from a fever, but he also cannot stop talking! He talks and talks and talks, and most of it doesn't make any sense. Every time he gets a fever he is like that. Doesn't matter if it's 99 or 104, he just has a lot to say about nothing. So, it took a while for him to fall back asleep, but then he slept well.
In the morning, he woke up and said he was feeling OK, then got up to get a drink and came back and laid down again, and then said he had been feeling good, but once he got a drink he didn't feel good anymore and could he just stay there for 6 more minutes. His fever was less -almost gone- but I decided he would do well to have a rest day at home. Anders and Jeff got dressed and headed off to school, and Torben, Svea and I sat on the couch in our comfy clothes and watched a movie for a while. When Svea took her nap, Torben and I got out the Duplo blocks and decided to build a castle.
The blue blocks under the fenceposts are water for the animals to drink, of course.
We also had to sort all the blocks into piles by colour before we could build anything. Apparently there are a lot of rules involved in free play!
We played for quite a while with the Duplo, and when Svea got up she played with it as well. They really are great toys! It's nice that the boys don't feel they are too old to use the big ones. I rather like that there is a princess set and a zoo set here, so we can build castles and have lots of animals as well, in addition to a plethora of regular bricks.
Today Svea is wearing the Canucks suit that Byron, Diane, and Rebecca Grant bought for the boys before they were even born. It's fun how Svea gets to wear it now too. She's not quite big enough for it, but will certainly grow into it over the winter.