It has been a quiet week on the work front so far. Well, the demands are not quiet, but the output certainly is. I’ve got a sick baby on my hands.
And as any mom knows, when the kiddos are sick, everything else falls by the wayside. My poor guy has an out of control stuffy noise, a hacking cough, pink puffy eyes – the works. Despite it all, his spirits are still good. He’s trying so hard to play and have fun, even though it’s obvious he feels like crud.
I was hoping this would pass quickly, but just as soon as Cullen started to seem like he was improving, Casey headed downhill. Now I have not one, but TWO sick babies at home!
I headed out first thing this morning to get things like cold medicine, tissues, Boogie Wipes, and hand sanitizer. On my way there I hit a TON of traffic, so I took a different way home. The traffic caused our outing to run into Cullen’s nap time, so by the time I headed back I had a crying, coughing baby in the back seat. I was a ball of stress.
Before I knew what had happened, I saw blinking blue lights behind me. Awesome. I’m actually a really safe and respectful driver, so I was confused and surprised to be pulled over. I thought I was in a 35mph zone – turns out it dropped to 25 through a little two block stretch – oops. Cullen and I both cried the whole way home with my $200 ticket (my first one ever!) on the passenger seat. Boo hoo, indeed.
Back at home, he boycotted his nap for the second day in a row. All those sniffles and coughs aren’t making for very restful sleep at night, so I have no idea why he doesn’t want to nap during the day. How about lunch instead? Or not. At least the dogs enjoyed cleaning it up!
He finally fell asleep on my lap, but as I type this I’m seeing he is UP on our video monitor after only 20 minutes of sleep. Better get back to it.
Hoping to get back to our usual programming sooner than later, but for now I’m just trying to get my family feeling well again, while doing my best to avoid getting sick myself! When it rains it pours, right? Tomorrow is a new day.