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Suck ass Father’s Day

Suppose it was about time for a ‘holiday’ to go awry. We’ve had far too many quiet ones, when typically it’s a complete disaster area- all coming to a head with me breaking out in hives or getting/being sick.

I’d hoped for a laid back day today with all the running around we did yesterday. Lunch at home, kids in the pool and then maybe a dinner out if Thomas wanted. He already got his “gifts” a week ago so no big surprise coming his way. Just a simple quiet day.

When I woke up this morning with the urge to cough over and over.. and OVER, and a general sense of pretty much wanting to curl up and die from feelings of pure ickyness.. followed by the sounds of Parker refusing his morning solids- I just knew the day was not going to go in my favor.

And you know when it starts out bad it always only gets worse. Just the way the world works. Parker, who is usually pretty laid back, whined NON STOP all day long. I honestly couldn’t tell you why. Teething? It’s possible. Boredom? Yeah, maybe. Just general baby butthole-ness? That’s the likely culprit.
As far as eating for the rest of the day? That wasn’t happening either.

Little did I know that Parker’s medicine for delayed gastric emptying has a shelf life of only 15 days. Today was #16. Thomas knew this all along and didn’t go out and get him another bottle from the pharmacy last night. Way to go, Daddy! It’s no wonder he wouldn’t eat- the kid just wasn’t hungry.
Laid back day turned into us having to run out to the pharmacy and back in time to give him a dose of prilosec, let Holden swim in the pool for a bit, get Parker fed and down for another nap. All while i’m hacking uncontrollably, my ears hurt, I feel weak and lethargic and i’m trying not to spread my germs all over the kids but thinking it’s inevitable. If you’ve seen the movie Outbreak you know how a cough spreads even when covered. Ugh.

I did manage to suck it up enough to take Thomas out to dinner. I got to go out for Mother’s day so I felt he deserved the same. Parker LOVES going out, so the fussiness instantly stopped once he was in his highchair and the wait staff fawned all over him. He was in heaven, and gobbled down his solids like it was his job.

It’s just one of those days where as much as I love my kids, i’m so glad they’re both in bed and the house is quiet. Can’t wait to get to bed myself, especially with how nasty and now bloated from dinner i’m feeling.


Posted on June 20, 2010 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment
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