A child with a 102.6 fever and projectile vomiting. Poor kid. Was bouncing all around this am no indication. We went to husband's opening softball game and difficult child changed. Draggy, quiet complaining he was freezing. We stopped at mother in law's quick to visit for mother's day and then came home. Poor difficult child had a temp, gave him Tylenol and with 3 sips of juice he lost his breakfast. difficult child has only ever thrown up 2x's in his life and he is too young to recall and they weren't sickness related. difficult child also hasn't been ill in over 3 years. Last time he ran a fever he was almost 6 and now he's almost 9. He doesn't know what it is like to be ill. He has missed only 1 day of school in 4 years. He is just never sick. (Yet as an infant in daycare he had everything under the sun). He's a bit miserable now with how he's feeling, but very low key and quiet. Our difficult child goes from the moment he gets up until his head hits the pillow for the most part every single day. He is a lot of hands on, attention needing 80% of the time. He is loud and all over a lot of the time too. When I look at him being 6 and having a temp and now...those are the only times he is the most mellow, low key child, quiet child. Not that that is how all kids should be, but when you have a difficult child you wonder what it's like to have a non-difficult child or at least a bit of respite. And these spells, behavior wise are sadly enjoyable. It seems cruel to him that the only time his body is chill is when he's had a temp. What I guess I am trying to say it's been over 3 years since difficult child just had a chill day, of no yelling, jumping on furniture, demanding, fussing, ODD etc and I kind of feel awful that it's been an enjoyable day, but it's due to him being knocked down a few pegs because he is sick. I must sound awful... Has anyone else experienced that in correlation to a child being ill?