November 17, 2005

Never on Tuesdays

Ever have one of 'those days'? Mine happened on Tuesday. (Actually I'm writing this Tuesday night.)

First some background:

Tater: Been sick since Friday and still running a temp on Monday.
Tot: Top 2nd year molars broken through, bottom ones red and puffy. On Monday started coughing, but no temp.
Mom: Makes appt for both kids, just in case.

Tuesday morning:

Tater: Still running a fever and lots of snot.
Tot: Now running a fever and coughing more.
Mom: Playing with Tot, runs toe into wooden leg of couch. Toe swells, turns blue, red and purple and is at an odd angle. It hurts.

Click on More Pawprints to see the 'rest of the story'.

Off to doctor's appt. Two clingy, sick children. Doctor says Tater has a sinus infection and Tot has bronchitis.

As we leave the doctor's office, the Real Estate office calls and wants an appt to show the house at 3pm. Uhhhh. Yes!!!!! We haven't had anyone look at the house in 3 weeks. I'll take anything. Some other realtor is bringing a client. Yaa Team.

Oh yaa... I haven't cleaned in 4 days and now my foot feels like it is on fire. Hmmmm....

Go home, feed children, clean house, cry, scream, do laundry, do the 'hiding' routine, get the dog out of the house, get the kids out of the house (no they do NOT want to get in the car again) and off we go.

Did I mention my foot was killing me?

Get back, dog won't get in car, must let him run beside the car the whole way home and keep an eye on him. Tater fell asleep. Had to move the extra car seat out to the car (did I mention my foot?) and it was in front of... you guessed it... Tater. Sigh. Was not able to get him out without waking him up. Poor kid, a 15 minute nap is not enough.

Hmmm ... No card from the realtor. Wonder what happened. Call the Realtor's front office... oh no they aren't coming today, they rescheduled for Friday. Excuse me? Where was my phone call? Front office replies with "oh, they didn't call you?" NOOOOOOOO, You were suppose to call me. Front office says "that's not good, well is Friday going to be ok?" Sigh. Yes, Friday is fine.

Not 30 minutes later, I have a voice mail on my phone from my realtor apologizing for the front office and then an email with the same message. If they only knew about the sick kids and the foot. Good thing I didn't mention it, or I would have to kill them. GRIN.

Hubby comes home late, but life is livable. Well, until 10pm when Tot has a croup attack. Luckily we have medicine and are able to keep it under control. But in order to keep me from going totally crazy, he ends up in bed with us. Hmmm... not the smartest move since I can't sleep with a small child beside me. Ok, I can fall asleep, I just don't stay asleep. Something about being hit in the face with flaying arms, or kicked in the stomach, or head butted. Or the fact that I'm listening to every breath he takes, just to be sure.

Did I mention that foot?

Ok, we are alive and surviving as of Wednesday morning. Can't wait to see what today brings.

Posted by vw bug at November 17, 2005 06:44 AM | TrackBack

Holy bejoly! I hope that things get much much better fast! (And that your toe is okay -- ouch!)

Posted by: Richmond at November 17, 2005 07:53 AM

Oh dear. I hope you all feel better soon. Sounds like you need to get that foot looked at! I'll be thinking about your kids too. {hugs}

Posted by: oddybobo at November 17, 2005 09:27 AM

Oh my goodness VW! I hope things are going better now... I'd have been doing plenty of crying and screaming!

Ice that toe!

Posted by: Marie at November 17, 2005 09:45 AM

Okay, that's ample excuse for missing Humor for the Dreaded Wednesday... Barely! :)

I hope the kids get better. As for your foot, broken toes suck, but there isn't much you can do for it. I suggest 4 advil to help cut back on the inflammation and swelling. If you go to the doctor they may tape it and probably will tell you the same thing or give you a prescription for ibuprofin 800 mg. Which is 4 advil.

Posted by: Contagion at November 17, 2005 09:48 AM

Thanks everyone! And Contagion... I talked to my doctor's nurse about it... they think I broke a bone on top of my foot (very possible), so I am going to have it checked this afternoon... right now I'm off to the Pediatrician to check Tot since he fell off the couch and his eyes are dialated. Fun Fun.

Posted by: VW Bug at November 17, 2005 10:08 AM

Oh sweetie, my thoughts are with you. Parenting.....another cause of insanity.

Posted by: Katy at November 17, 2005 12:46 PM

The Boy fell off a kitchen stool the other day and his eyes were dilated too. He hit rather hard. He was ok though, I think he was just a bit squirely after falling. Hope Tot is ok and you too!

Posted by: oddybobo at November 17, 2005 03:46 PM

Here's some bubblebath, a bottle of wine and candle, give the hubby the boys and go soak your foot and relax.

Posted by: Sticks at November 17, 2005 07:59 PM

It sucks to be a parent in Palm Beach County lately. Blech.

Here is to hoping... you get some AWESOME sleep tonight. You need it.

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