Oh, hello imaginary friends. Me again. Yea, I disappeared again.
Not by choice though.
Jellybean caught hand, foot and mouth disease. I haven’t slept in 3 nights because of it.
He got to spend the whole day with his aunt, uncle and cousins yesterday so I could work.
I got this text message from my brother in law yesterday – Your sister and I agree you don’t need to come back. Jellybean will be ok. He said he’s having fun drinking coffee with Uncle Shane.
The little stinker didn’t cry once all day for them. Not when he woke up, not getting into the car seat, not during diaper changes. Not a peep.
As soon as I walked through the door though….Waaaaahhhh!
Sorry – kiddo – not buying it. I have picture proof of how much fun you had without me.
Honestly though? I’m so thankful I have family that can watch him when he’s sick. I’m glad he had fun and didn’t really miss me at all. I’m glad he ate his weight in Craisins and spent three hours playing with the dog crate. (open, shut, open, shut)
Work today – it’s going to be rough. I really haven’t slept in three nights. He’s overtired and fussy at night. Plus the sores in his mouth hurt and he wants to nurse a lot. I think the milk is soothing to his sores and probably helps them heal. It’s like every twenty minutes though. EXHAUSTING!
This child will be healthy as a horse once he starts school. I’m pretty sure he has caught every communicable disease possible at this point. With the amount of breastmilk that the kid downs you would think he’d be sick less often. Maybe his friends at day care are just extra germy? I don’t know.
I do know that I am over my 40 something, childless, unmarried coworker who has type 2 diabetes and is out sick with colds every month who offers me unsolicited parenting advice and homeopathic remedies that worked for her or her godson. As my dad would say – that’s like taking marriage advice from a priest.
So this weekend – lets pray for no sickies. We have a beach weekend planned to celebrate my niece’s 13th birthday.
You’ll find me napping under an umbrella while my family chases after the Jellybean.
This momma needs her sleep!
This post is linked up with Shell as part of Pour Your Heart Out Wednesdays.