Making the best of it...

>> Thursday, 9 May 2013

Welcome to Snot Central.

The Boys and I are all recovering from fierce colds - again.

It drains you of enthusiasm, having a cold.  It particularly drains you of enthusiasm when one son appears in your bedroom at 3am crying from head pain due to backed up catarrh in his sinuses.  Throw a Husband travelling out of the country into the mix, along with wide-scale closures of the roads into the centre of Moscow (ruling out an easy drive to the only English-speaking clinic that you know will be open on what is actually a bank holiday) so that the tanks and hgv's showing off military hardware have an easy run for their parade down to and through Red Square, and you have a rather less cheerful Victory Day - today's holiday - than might otherwise have been the case in Potski Mansions.

We certainly didn't manage to make good our plan to go downtown to watch the parade on Tverskaya, much to Boy #2's disappointment.

But - this being Russia - Putin's brag-fest wasn't only visible on the ground.  All this plane obsessed boy - the one not suffering from head pains due to his cold - had to do...



was to go outside, and look up...





6 comments:

Irene 9 May 2013 22:11  

And did that help drain his nose?

Carolina 10 May 2013 19:52  

Hope you feel better soon. It was a fantastic parade! Loved the air show!

Expat mum 10 May 2013 22:08  

Oh no. Hope you all feel better soon!

MsCaroline 11 May 2013 02:02  

Poor things - cold season is over here, but it's been replaced by allergy season, so the symptoms are pretty similar. What a thrill he must have gotten out of those airplanes - did you seize the opportunity an imply that you made that happen? ; )

Susanna 11 May 2013 07:25  

Oh dear get well soon. Is it allergies? And WHEN are you moving back here.

Metropolitan Mum 11 May 2013 07:43  

The baby and I have it too :-( For backed up catarrh I recommend squeezing small amounts of Bepanthen into each nostril mornings and evenings. Works a treat xx

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