a tip.

if you are in a fetal-like position for more than two days with a stomach bug and have 3 normal boys who basically have survived on their own for this time during apparent 80 degree weather and imagination bliss, if you can move at all, you might want to disconnect the hose, remove all shovels, take away all bikes & shoes, put up a huge sign IN THE HOUSE that reads "remember not to ride your bike in the house",  and warn all neighbors that they no longer have driveways due to the new off-road bmx tournament...this might make your re-entry a little easier.

you still love me, right mister? :)