Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Week So Far

This email, sent today, should give you an idea of how my week is going so far. I normally call in when I have to miss work due to child illness but the phones are being converted or some nonsense and I got a message saying the phone was not in service when I tried to call my boss. At 4 am. This morning. When my son woke us up and was screaming. Again. Have I mentioned the miracle that is children's Motrin? I haven't? Well, it's a miracle. Yup, it is. *nods* So are ice cubes and this little weird mesh bag thingy with a handle that you can put ice into to give to babies for teething. (OMGILoveThisThingSoMuch) Apparently they work really well for sore throats too. Oh, and for flinging really cold water everywhere. It is especially fun when you fling the water on your mama.

Anyway, here's the email:

"Jamie is still ill so I will not be in. Tried to leave a voicemail but phones were still down. Took him to doctor and also talked to [my boss]; she is aware I would most likely not be in today.

He has Hand Foot and Mouth Disease and must stay out of daycare until fever is gone as it is highly contagious. This is totally super fun, since also he's teething. Yay me!

Fun little snippet regarding HFMD in case you are interested. I've been up all night with a cranky pants and am feeling deceptively efficient right now. I'm sure it won't last.

Wish me luck!"

P.S. I also broke a toe last night doing the old 'slam it into the coffee table' trick. You know...the table that is basically in the same spot it's been in forever? Yep, that's the one. Anyway, I assume it's broken as it hurts like the dickens and is pretty colors now.

For the record...I'm not whining. I'm too tired and too amused by my life to be whining. LOL. I would, however, like it if someone would come over and hook up a caffeine IV drip for me. Kthanksbye.

P.P.S Please note my use of a semi-colon in the above post. I iz awesome. Rawr.

Edit: My husband iz awesomer. He's the go-to guy from the minute he wakes to go to work and again the minute he walks back in the door from working a full day. He is the one who gets up wit me when the darling little monster needs his magic medicine, feeds him solids because Heaven FORBID he really accept them from me and has most likely changed more poopies than I have. He does so much more than this stuff...I'm just too tired to make a list and Jamie is permanently attached right now. Thanks Daddy, love you!


jules said...

Wow, that sounds like a rough night. Hope the little one gets better soon. (your toe too)

Sunshine Mama said...

I like how you write, if that's any consolation for your sleepiness and sickness. Hope things get better darling. Oh. And I'm impressed with Brad. Go Brad.

Jolene said...

Yikes! What a night! I hope things are better. HFMD is NOT fun! I've been there. Thanks for the added note about hubby, so often I want to blog about what makes me so mad about mine and then I read what you wrote, and think, "what a great way to honor your man!"

Hope you have a great day and stay cool on this HOT MN day!

Thomas said...

I recently started using a semi-colon myself from time to time; don't know how I ever lived without it. Wishing you and yours all the best!

Anonymous said...

awww, poor little one! So sowwy :( My oldest girl had HFMD, but very mild... she was still miserable!