January 5, 2009
Waving the White Flag
Take the last post, and substitute Lukas for Niklas and that's what we were dealing with yesterday. A few days ago, we ended up taking Niklas to the doctor and learned he had an ear infection. Considering all that could have been the source of his pain, this diagnosis was actually a blessing. The next day, Gabbie kept touching her ear and saying "ear hurts" and was not in the best of moods either. In the spirit of efficiency, I decided to take her and Lukas to the doctor together because he was starting to act fussy as well. Turns out, Gabbie had an ear infection as well. Lukas was clear, but developed a hack that got us up at 4:00 am yesterday. This cold was a real doozy, any my fourth since October 2nd. My mom has been sick for the past two weeks and has now passed it along to my dad. I caught the illness on Christmas Eve and haven't been able to shake it since.
This morning, however, I woke up for working finally feeling good after nearly 2 weeks of being sick. The kids all slept through the night and woke up with bright and shiny smiles on their faces. Greta said today was the best day the crew has had in a while. The last two times I have taken time off have not turned out so well. Maybe the next vacation will go a little better.
Posted by Jason R. Myers