Yesterday afternoon, both schools called me and told me that my kids were sick. Within an hour of each other. What are the odds of that? I picked them up and they are now deposited on the couches in the living room. Coughing. Hacking. Medicated. Eating crackers and sipping ice water. I am hiding in the basement, and trying to avoid anything that might be contaminated with their germs. No one got any sleep last night. If Russ and I can resist the germs until Saturday, then it will be OK. Neither kid will be back at school this week. I suspect the flu.