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of a working mother who is trying hard not to
let her whole existence be determined by her
cute little munchkins, yet continues to be drawn
in by the adorable and sometimes annoying tiny people!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's Inevitable

We started school last Friday. I know! It is early, but on the upside we get out half way through May. I personally like it better because football season has already started and we can't go any where any way and it is so freaking hot I would just rather be indoors. May is such a nicer time to be outside.

Anyway, it's inevitable that at some point in time during the first month of school my household is going to get sick. Usually by the end of the first month I am so hoarse I can barely talk. I mean, how can you not get sick what with all of the germs flying around an elementary school on any given day. So, my oldest started first. On Monday she woke up sneezing and with a runny nose. Gave her some Benedryl...in retrospect probably should not have given her the full dose due to the fact that she was heading to school. Needless to say, she was pretty out of it for the majority of the day. Went and got some Claritin after school.

On Thursday when I picked my tiniest munchkin up from the sitter she informed me that my darling's nose had been running all day and she had a hard time sucking on her bottle. Hmmmm...sounds like an ear infection to me. Of course, that was inevitable too seeing as both of the other girls had tubes before they were 18 months. In fact my middle child was so fraught with ear infections that she had tubes before she was one! Luckily, my mother-in-law was coming to keep her the next day and was able to take her to the doctor...enter first ever round of antibiotics at the rip old age of 14 weeks!

Now if two of your three tiny people are sick it's inevitable that the third is soon to follow. The first indication was when she came into our room at 2:45 this morning saying she couldn't sleep. The second indication was the rasping coughing that ensued this morning. And finally, the 100.6 degree fever that she woke up from her nap with. Seriously!!! Well, I guess it is good it is the weekend.

Now my husband and I just need to wait for our turn. I mean, it's inevitable...right?


Kathy said...

I'm not looking foward to that aspect of school!! I just realized I had not charged my phone for a few days and I realized that I really havent used it much this summer because even though the kids were in camp I wasn't worried, or constanly called about one or all three of my darlings needing to come home!!! I hate ear infections!! My youngest started very young too, I think he was in the same age range, but oddly thoug he started earlier he did not have them as bad as thing one and thing two, so there may be hope!! I love the new look of the blog!!!! Thanks for a fun piece!!

Becky said...

I have that to look forward to in September when UK schools go back! hope all better soon - found you on wild weekend blog hop

Alexis (The Exhausted Mom) said...

Oh no! Poor little munchkin!!
Good luck! Isn't it funny that although they all get the sickness...they don't get it at the same time to make it be over and done with? Use Emergen-C for you and your husband so you don't get it too...nothing worse than a sick mommy...

Kelly said...

I swear my kids have been sickness free all summer but I know it will hit us hard when school is back in session (I've got until the Sept. 6). Hope everyone is feeling well again soon!

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SparingChange said...

Awwww...the poor family! :-( I hope all goes well.

Shannon Milholland said...

Liz, I love that you can laugh through the inevitability of life. Unexpected bills come. Kids get sick. The car breaks down. God holds us through every home repair and case of sniffles. Thanks for putting my momentary issues in perspective.

championm2000 said...

Yikes. I am dreading the inevitable start of day care in September.

Hope everyone feels better soon.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

School starts in a month for us and I'm already prepared for the colds. We are just getting over one! Thanks for stopping by Foodie Friday!