Lukey Sam is poorly at the moment, been peekly for a few days, knew that he was coming down with something as he has been very tetchy and tired also picking at his food. Consequently, I couldn't let him go to his school Link club on Wednesday as he was really wheezy and had a bit of a temperature. Mum offered to come to the house to look after him while I was at work in the morning, so great of her as even though he is sick he is still somehow able to play Power Rangers/Star Wars/Spiderman and various other superhero games which is very tiring after an hour. Told mum I was going to call the doctor from work and get an appointment for him, so off I went.
Of course, trying to get through to the surgery is like trying to get an audience with the Pope, finally got through and all the appointments for that day were taken, told the receptionist it was for Luke and that he is asthmatic so really could do with seeing someone. "We'll get the Duty Doc to call your house this afternoon" she said. Rang mum to tell her that someone will be calling.
Got home from work that afternoon, mum was looking slightly stressed. "What's up?" I asked. Turns out, Luke had come wandering through talking on the phone to the kitchen where she was making a cuppa.
"no, mummy's at work" he told the person on the phone "me, I'm watching tv, no I'm alright, I've been playing with my toys and just had a bagel"
At this point mum worked out he wasn't just playing with the handset and was actually talking to someone as she could hear a high pitched anxious sounding voice
"no, I just said you can't talk to mummy she's at work"
Mum managed to grab the phone, of course it was the doctor who by now was convinced he'd been abandoned at home while I was at work. She reasssured her that all was ok.
When I took him to see said doctor that evening, while she was examining him and telling me that he had a chest infection and could do with penicillin he told her in a very hoity toity voice
"I did say that I wasn't well a couple of days ago and that I could do with seeing the doctor" . Ok, he is telling the truth but really didn't need it just at that moment. Bless him (through gritted teeth).
We took him to Victoria Park this afternoon for a bit of fresh air, had a good time as you can see ....