Monday, February 22, 2010

I Love Amoxicilian

It's off to school we go tomorrow!

The Big Boy took his third dose this morning. When we dropped the Middle One off at preschool, I told the Big Boy to "look sicker" while we were there. He looked like he could have been at school, but I think his body needed a day of rest.

We drove all the way downtown to get  Princess' ear drained. The ENT came in, took a look, and said her ears were clear. It took less than five minutes.

So tomorrow we're up early. The bus comes for Joshua at 7:51. The two little guys and I head to speech at 8:15. Then off to Little Lambs at 9:00 and MOPS at 9:15. I usually hate Tuesdays because it's such a hectic morning getting them all out of the house by 8:15, but I'm really looking forward to tomorrow.

We'll be back with the living!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sick, Sick, Sick

Three kids. Three different antibiotics. Three confirmed cases of strep throat.
It has not been fun.
The Middle One has tested positive for strep twice in 15 days.
Princess was very grumpy, so I had her tested, too. And sure enough she's positive. She also has an ear full of gunk that has to get drained tomorrow. It only takes 30 seconds, but she has to wear a straight jacket--they call it a papoose, which sounds much nicer--to have it done.
And then there's the Big Boy. He woke up at 5:00 am complaining of a sore throat. By 10:00 am he was throwing up so much, Jonathan took him to the Urgent Care center. They finally got the vomiting under control, and he came home around 3:30.
Meanwhile, I washed everything. I mean everything. I filled pillowcases with Legos and threw them in the washer, bleached doorknobs, bathrooms, walls, tables, chairs, anything I could.
This is the first time since Princess has been home that's she's been really, truly sick. It's hard for Jonathan and me to juggle all three of them. But tomorrow, Jonathan heads to work. Which leaves just me. I will, as they say, be deep in the trenches of motherhood.

Monday, February 15, 2010

When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I'm talking about what to do when adults behave badly. Check out my new post at and join in on the conversation.