My oldest stayed home from school today with a cough, exhaustion, and a low-grade fever (but NOT an appetite). I ended up taking her in since it’s downright freaky to see her that lethargic, and of course, she has a virus. By the time the day was firmly started, I was experiencing enough of the same symptoms to realize that this is going to be one of those bonding experiences that no one actually wants to have; we had leftover soup and toasted English muffins for dinner, and I’m trying not to fall asleep before my kiddos are in bed and I can do so without failing to do something major, because I just feel yucky.
On the other hand, I did finish Kristy’s Great Idea, the graphic novel version of the first ‘Babysitters Club’ book. From what I remember–I did read the original when I was a kid–it’s pretty faithful to the story, and Raina Telgemeier’s art adds the kind of emotion that only perfectly drawn facial expressions can. It’s fluffier than her memoirs, which is no surprise, but it’s fun. If you have elementary-age girls, give this a try, and if you read the series as a kid, enjoy this one for nostalgia’s sake!*
*If you’re too young for the original series (or lived under a rock in the late 80s!), the Babysitters Club books are about a group of friends who form a club (!) that parents can call to reach four babysitters instead of one. You read about their babysitting jobs, their friendships, and their problems, and most of the girls I knew were fans in elementary school.)