Tuesday, May 24, 2005

New Rule

If you’re sick, even if you have a slight cold or something that seems harmless and mild, DO NOT, under any circumstances, PICK UP A BABY.

I don’t know what it is about babies, but they will take the smallest cold and turn it into a virus fit for a tv movie. And then they spread it to their family members.

The cold Jack has can be traced directly to a man who went to a party knowing he was sick. He even had to leave this party because he was sick, unbeknownst to the hapless mother of Jack’s friend. Not only did this man come too near the baby, he held him, played with him, carried him around all night.

The fun thing about colds is they hide out for a while, so the little guy was contagious without a single symptom. So presumably he passed this lovely cold on without even knowing it. And now we’re both miserable.

I know kids get sick, I know it’s good for them in the long run, blah blah blah. But WHY do people spread their germs so stupidly?

Ok, enough about that. Jack misses his dad. Usually they hang out together in the morning before work, cleaning up the kitchen and reading the paper. Today at 5:45 Jack was raring to go, but dad is off in Chicago. Lucky me.

I set him in his seat and got to work on the kitchen, getting our breakfasts ready. At least he’s in a good mood in the morning.

buzzy chair

(Kim, is this what you call a buzzy chair?)

buzzy chair 2

Today was a new food – yellow squash. He ate most of it but his mood took a turn and we didn’t get to finish it all. No worries, most of it goes on his face anyhow.

squash

He is feeling better today and I’m hoping he gets a good night sleep tonight. I think his second tooth is about to pop through so I’m sure that will not help. I just had to give him orajel to get him to take a nap, he keeps worrying his gums with his tongue so I know they are bothering him.

Comments:
Yes, that is what I call a buzzy chair! That should keep him in place while you shower!
 
I agree with your new rule. Especially since the man ended up having bronchitis!
 
I don't know whether to say "poor Jack" or "poor Mommy". For the rest of your life anything that happens that is bad for Jack, will be much worse for you. This includes punishing him when necessary. I's just a mother's heart. Hope he is much better soon!
 
That would be "It's just a mother's heart!" Made a typo.
 
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