I'm basically a 90 yr old woman. But this was a better option than my bra strap ;)
My under-the-weather kid says, "Mommy, I think I need nectar to make me feel better."
He means honey. And maybe he watched too many episodes of Wild Kratts today ♥
Work at Home- mostly...
I work from home 99% of the time*-- or, whatever percentage all but 2 days a month is; I'm a writer, I leave the math to you.
Friday was an in-office day. I got #1 on the bus, dropped #2 at school, and went on my way, with the puppy- and child-care for the rest of the day carefully orchestrated.
I was in the office about 45 minutes when I got a call that #1 was in the nurses' office with a headache. His temp was showing as nearly 100 (which qualifies as a fever) so they wouldn't allow him to stay there. Super.
So scramble, scramble, scramble to work it out (thanks, Mom), then why, why, why? What are the odds of this rare occurrence happening on a day that I'm 45 min away in the office? (Again, rhetorical question. I can figure out the percentage above but I don't do 'odds'.)
Thankfully I work with amazing people who know that kids and illnesses don't care that you have a conference call.
How do you juggle work and home?
*Yes, I know, I am very very very lucky. However, my defensive side forces me to say that it's not all about luck. It took a lot of effort to arrange, and takes even more to keep it going.
All the Tissues
I just took non-drowsy cold medicine. This could go one of two ways. I'll either be passed out or having heart palpitations. I wouldn't have taken anything, except that my nose seems to want to use ALL THE TISSUES!
Girl Power! Whoa! This is an amazing story. Send her some strength-- not that it looks like she needs it!
My boys think that when you give someone else germs, you no longer have them. Like some sort of 'pass the torch' hand-off. I'm not sure if that would be better or worse, but it doesn't work that way!
#1 "He gave me his sneeze :("
#2 "Yea! Now I don't have a runny nose anymore!"
(And yes, they call colds 'a sneeze')
And here begins Ear Infection week; the week between Christmas and New Years.
What? That's not a real thing? My kids have been recognizing it with wakeful nights and holiday hour office visits and co-pays and antibiotics for three years straight now.
My poor allergy boy has been walking around with a box of tissues all day. I sincerely think (and hope!) that it's allergies. I keep seeing posts about sick kids. Damn school germs...
If I don't have West Nile by the end of the summer, I'll consider myself seriously lucky. I'm not even joking, I'm a little concerned! I'm like a mosquito magnet. Any tried and true deterrents?
Our Own Healthcare Debate
The Healthcare debate in our house/dr's office:
If I make a sick appointment for Child A, and worry that Child B has/will soon end up with the same thing (as usually happens in our house), is it wrong to ask the dr to do a quick check of Child B's ear/throat/offending part?
I figure it adds literally 1 minute (to an already short appt), and saves me another visit and another copay, and saves them an appt slot as well. Is that wrong? Should I have to pay 2 copays since it's 2 kids, even though it's within the same timeslot?
What do you think? Any doctors/nurses/healthcare schedulers that can weigh in?
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