December 5th, 2005

New Three Kids

Sick kid part 2.

Friday Andrew came down to get ready for school and said he was sick. I told him he wasnt and that having some breakfast would make him feel better. He got dressed, ate, and we started to head out the door. For some reason he picked up the thermometer that was on the counter that I had out from when Loren had a massive fever from her ear infections. He put it in his mouth and it shot up past 100. *bad mommy moment* I would have sent him off to school that way. So anyway I agreed that he was sick and told him to go lay down on the couch. By that afternoon I realized he almost definitely had strep throat and I wanted to get him the antibiotics for it so I called the doc. I love my doc office. I called between 1:30 and 2 pm on a friday during cold a flu season and they gave me a 3pm appointment. I took first available which wasnt with my regular doc, it was with the HOT doctor again. sweet. Hey, if I have to sit home with sick kids all day I'm allowed 5 minutes to chat with a cute doctor about bacteria. We got Andrew the drugs he needed and after a pretty sickly day he was good as new the next morning.
New Three Kids

We should do this more often.

Saturday night we went to a wonderful party. It was a family holiday party at my friend Holly's house. It was so great to get everyone out of the house and just have a great time. The party was with this big group of families and we are all friends and all have 2-3 kids around the same ages. It was so much fun because all the kids just disappear and play and do crafts and activities and the parents get to relax and eat and drink and talk and relax. A whole bunch of the moms all got drunk and talked about all sorts of really hilarious things. We were just laughing so hard all night long. We even decided that we needed a karaoke machine for the next party. (That may have been the tequila talking) We partied all evening long and all of the adults were pleasantly surprised at how well all the kids got along. I mean they are all friends but we were there from like 6:30pm to 12:30am or so and the kids didnt get cranky or grumpy or fight, just played all evening and had fun with very minimal adult intervention. Yes, we were around enough to know they were all alright. I did hang out with Loren for a lot of the party but even she spent quite a while with me out of view (she typically likes to always keep me in sight) playing with the other kids, yay!

I know its seems silly. How just sitting around with adults can be such a big deal. But nights like this really help recharge me from the sometimes long, relentless motherhood days that sometimes leave you feeling isolated and lonely. After I got home I felt great. I think I should do this more often.
New Three Kids

There isn't any other stair quite like it...

Today I was doing some house cleaning. Loren was being fussy but there are times when you just have to get things done anyway so you put the kid down and they fuss while you are working. I was going up and down the stairs. While I was upstairs at one point Loren was sitting at the bottom of the stairs waiting for me and fussing a bit. Eventually she got quiet. I went to check on her. She was sound asleep.