...and other misconceptions I made 08-04-24
2008 Apr 24
April 10th 2007
Day 1 – or “aliens took my sick daughter”

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Even if you suspend the rules around how much TV a toddler might be allowed in a day – it’s hard not to feel bad with a sick toddler at home. There was nothing really that she wanted to do. Except for sit on the sofa, lean on Papa and drift in and out of sleep. Exciting…

I did manage to sneak in my laptop and even attend a couple of meetings (the mute button on my phone is very useful – I wonder if anyone was puzzled about the background noises when I was talking).

In the afternoon the fever spiked again and at 4:30pm I gave her more Motrin. Which turned out to be the most brilliant thing I did all day!

H2 is checking the refernce bookWe picked up her sister from daycare, got home and I had two cranky babies. I gave them their camera and took out mine and in front of my eyes H2 converted from the whiny sick toddler to a hopping fun loving bundle of energy!

To the right you see her checking to make sure that I’m treating her right (if you can’t tell from the picture – she’s reading “Caring for Your Baby and Young Child”).

K2 had prepped homemade mac and cheese that I only needed to bake and once that was ready we had dinner. The girls ate adult size portions. Including a good bit of frozen peas – for the vegetable serving. And to avoid confusion – yes, that’s frozen peas. They don’t care for them when they are room temperature and all mushy. Or – yuck! – cooked! Frozen, fresh from the freezer. That’s the way to eat them.

We had our normal after dinner – pre-bedtime – bedtime routine with very little difference from normal days. Pretty amazing. No wonder people take drugs.

Below some more gratuitous toddler cuteness. I am not sure how S2’s hairdo happened, btw…

S2 taking picturesS2

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7 Responses to “Day 1 – or “aliens took my sick daughter””

  1. Sam on 10 Apr 2007 at 8:58 pm #

    OMG!!! That hair… Maybe you should break-out the camera tomorrow too! Hang in there!!!

  2. Trish on 10 Apr 2007 at 11:59 pm #

    Sounds like you are handling things just fine! Girls look happy.
    BTW, mine like frozen peas too. A beloved babysitter turned them onto to it.

  3. Senja on 11 Apr 2007 at 4:18 am #

    awww how cute! Your models will be moving slower, so it will give you more opportunity to capitalize. I tol’ ya the Motrin is the only way to go. Load em’ up my friend. Medicate the problems away….I’m in healthcare everyone, so don’t wrang out. I’ll try the frozen peas, so far we just use that to ice skulls during hockey style fights.

  4. Cindy on 11 Apr 2007 at 7:01 am #

    Never tried frozen peas…..gonna have a go at it tonight…
    Interesting pics as usual. Hey, do you always use your addtl flash? I’m eagerly waiting for my new flash to come in and I’m trying to understand how to look at a pic and kinda analyze what kind of equipment/tools were used to create it. It’s so interesting…..

  5. Teri on 11 Apr 2007 at 7:04 am #

    Mmmmmm…would those be pea-sickles? Or pop-peas?

    As a veteran mom, let me tell you,,,, nothing tops benadryl and/or motrin to save a parent’s sanity… The heck with the kid.

    Love your kids and the hairdo’s and hair-don’ts…They are too cute.

  6. Spacemom on 11 Apr 2007 at 7:09 am #

    Luna eats frozen peas too.

    That HAIR! OMG! Laughout loud funny!

    I hope H feels better today!

  7. Rony on 11 Apr 2007 at 3:53 pm #

    I love the hair!! Medicate, medicate, medicate…. Even if it’s for your own sanity.

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