Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Fever

Spring Fever. We have it at this house! In more ways than one this week.

It made me beyond sad to realize that this happened during this week last year:
It was 70 degrees! We played outside for hours - with no coats! Not even close this year. Nope. We have been continually greeted with snow, sleet, and yucky cold rain. There's still a foot or more of snow on the ground. The "highs" have barely broken above freezing - and they're getting colder by the day! Some spring, right?

The kids also had spring fevers (literally!) early this week. I got them in to the doctor right away, and turned out Ben had an ear infection and Hannah had an upper respiratory infection. Thankfully, ear infections are easily healed - just a bit of antibiotics and the kid is back to his silly self.

But Hannie B. Poor gal. Her remedy was to breathe in from the nebulizer up to 4 times a day.

Thankfully, she seems to not be bothered by it. And it appears to help. But we still have rough nights now and then - like last night. She fell asleep great, but woke up crying at 12:30 and never really calmed back down. She and I "slept" on the hideaway bed downstairs for a few hours, then she woke up at 5:30 a.m. inconsolable again.

My solution: put on Curious George and pull the covers over my head. I got about another hour of sleep. She was glued to the tube.

Mother of the year??

Needless to say, I'm eager for naptime today. I hope it goes over well. If not, I may fall asleep standing up!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

QOTD: Growing Up

The other day, Ben & I were hanging out while Aaron took Hannah to go get donuts for breakfast. He was playing with his babydoll - pushing it in the toy stroller - and we had this conversation:

Me - "Ben, are you going to be a Daddy when you grow up?"
Ben - "No, I be a Mommy."
Me - "That would be fun, but boys can't be mommies. Only girls can be mommies. Boys can be daddies!"
Ben - "Hmmm, then I be mailman."

Logical, right??