Tuesday 21st July 2020
A first for this winter: today, first day of Term 3 back at CPS Linus comes down with a virus. At the school gate 3pm Erroll waiting in the Pick-up Zone a very delirious, exhausted uncomfortable Kingsley slinks into the car, tells Erroll immediately that he’s got a headache, throat hurts, and temperature is running warm to hot. Straight to Dr. Eliades they drive, letting me know as I am shopping with the little ones at Bondi.
Poor kiddo has a virus, can’t attend school tomorrow or Thursday, can’t join the Coogee Dolphins under 7’s for training tonight nor jiu-jitsu tomorrow. Its bed rest and fluids for our little man.
Once home from shopping tonight I witness something I have never seen before: Linus with his tracksuit down at his ankles, taking a piss in the bathroom but not in the loo or even in the shower recess. He’s pissing on the floor. Feet are in γιαγια’ς room, his trajectory making a perfect arc…and the splash goes everywhere. Kingsley is completely unaware what he’s doing. So I pull his trackie up, remove his sweater (the kid is actually perspiring mind you Γιαγιά has the gas heater on BLAST) and direct him back to bed.