From Tracie: The Plague and the Gamekeeper

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Plague and the Gamekeeper

The stomach plague paid a nice little visit to our house this week. It hit Katarina and me, but Thomas has successfully avoided it.

In the middle of the night, Katarina was sick and miserable and couldn't fall asleep, so she asked if I would read some of her book out loud.

She was already a few chapters in, so when we came to a character that I hadn't encountered yet, she would tell me about them.

I read this sentence, "At that moment Hayes Centaur came clattering up the road and over the drawbridge."

Then Katarina interrupted me to tell me about Hayes, "He is the royal gamekeeper. The author hasn't said what games he keeps yet, but I'm sure we will figure it out if we keep reading."

And then I tried heroically to restrain myself from laughing while I explained about gamekeepers.

Moments of light in the midst of the plague. That is a good thing.


  1. Too cute. I hope she wasn't devistated by the revelation. Have a good weekend :)

  2. She's a doll. I hope everyone is feeling better now.

  3. So cute! I don't know what a royal gamekeeper is either. I should know that, right? Fail.

  4. I'm with tsonodablog! Fail at being in the know! *But* I adore the cuteness and so (So!) empathize with the sicks. Hang in there! And seriously revel in the cuteness that I -ahem- don;t understand! :)

  5. Hagrid is the gamekeeper at Hogwarts. I think that helps make things a little more clear for a lot of kids unfamiliar with the term.

  6. Children: what a blessing they are, for healing.

    You're lucky, lucky.

  7. Ahhh..The stomach bug. We all got it the week before Christmas. David was first and then it made it's way up to me. I guess my body was just waiting for everyone else to finish vomiting. How nice of me!

    But, those stolen moments in the middle of the night during even the yuckiest of illnesses are some of my favorites.