- Are you sure you want another one?
- Could you imagine having twins?
- What would we do without both of our parents helping out?
- How many times can we play Rock, Paper, Scissors in the middle of the night?
- Why can’t he just get all of his teeth at the same time?
- Are you seriously asking me to put my nipple in his mouth to have him bite it so I know how it feels too?
- Can you please give me two minutes and not let him crawl all the way to the bathroom and push open the door while I’m using it?
- So.. when we drop Mac off for his overnight play date with your parents at 3PM on Saturday, can we just go home and go to bed instead of going to that wedding?
If you couldn’t tell it’s been a long week. I’m sure some of these questions require a bit of explaining. Mac was sick this week. That’s probably explanation enough. I’m not sure there is a more helpless feeling than having a sick child. He’s been sick once before. After his first week of day care he came home with a fever and daddy ended up sick for three days. Since then he has been pretty healthy. That is until this week. He had a high fever, that barely lasted 24 hours but he has not been sleeping at night. Like at all. Or at least that’s how it seems. I stayed home from work to care for him Tuesday. Oma got an extra day with Mac this week, as he couldn’t return to daycare without being fever free for 24 hours. I really appreciated not having to miss two days of work, and she, of course, enjoyed the extra time with her grandson. He’s already back to his usual, playful, smiley, laughing self, which is such a relief.
We’re still moving forward with our plan to have my wife’s parents watch him overnight Saturday night so that we can attend a friend’s wedding in town. Although, I’m certain at this point, the two of us will not be closing down the dance floor or the bar. We’ll be looking forward to a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. And to my in-laws, if you’re reading this, feel free to keep him past breakfast!