Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mean Mom

While I never officially committed to the 31 for 21 Challenge, I *thought* this might be the year I would actually complete it....and then Claire got sick.  At first it was just a cough and a runny nose, then a bigger cough, more congestion, 4 days of fever and an ear infection.  We spent days just snuggled up on the couch.  She finally felt well enough to go to daycare for a few hours yesterday, but that little bug meant I didn't get on the computer for days.  Oh well, there's always next year, right?

I stayed home with Claire on Monday, and Darren was home with her Tuesday. Tuesday was her doctor appointment, which is not a job that Darren is used to doing.  I had to make sure he knew which door to go in, when the appointment was, and to remind him which pharmacy we used.  Even with all of those reminders he called me mid morning because he'd already forgotten what time the appointment was.

I dropped Claire's antibiotics by the house while she was napping so that we could get them in her once she woke up.  She'd been resisting when I'd given her motrin for the past couple of days, so I knew the antibiotics were going to be a battle too.  Not long after she woke up I got a call from Darren.  He said that he'd tried to give her the antibiotics, but she wouldn't take them....

Enter Mean Mom.

I'll spare you the details, but the antibiotics are going down, and she is finally feeling better.  Today is her first full day back at daycare, and I hope she does well.  She's still been pretty worn out by the end of the day.


  1. I have to laugh, because I'm the same way. I have to tell Dean which door to go in, or when he took the boys to swimming how to find the locker rooms, etc. And then I realized something: When I take the kids somewhere for the first time, *I* had to figure it out for myself. I had to ask someone where the locker rooms were. I had to do trial and error to find which is the best door to get to our new doctor's office, etc. Or Dean is forever asking me how to get to somewhere and I'm like, "Ummm...there is a GPS in your car."

  2. I'm so glad that Claire is starting to feel a little better! Hopefully today went good at full day school!

    I can totally relate with the hubby are clueless without their wives!

  3. Silly dads! Chad is the same way...if Maddie does not want to take meds, nap, eat, biggie! What till mom gets home! Glad Claire is feeling better! Smiles

  4. Hehe - in our house I'm the Nice Mom and daddy's the Mean Dad who gets Sammi to do whatever we need/want her to do. :-) Poor little Claire...glad she's feeling a bit better!

  5. I totally understand the "Mean Mom" thing I am just glade that they don't hold it against us. At least not for to long.

  6. I think you mean "good mom." Don't worry I have the medicine pin down perfected. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Glad she's feeling better. Love your header btw ;)

  7. I love the header. Look at your beautiful girls!!

    So glad she is feeling a bit better and hopefully, before long she will be back to her old spunky self.

    Oh and around here, I am so the 'mean parent'. But not with Zoey. Just can;t bring myself to be!

  8. Love the new header, your girls have the most amazing blue eyes! Hope Claire is feeling better and has a good day at daycare tomorrow :)

  9. Yeah, that is one of the many things moms have to do. We are the meanies that have to hold them down and get the meds in. It is for their own good! I think I'd rather medicate the cats honestly, than give them to an unwilling toddler. I'm glad she is feeling better. It has just been one string of sick in our house.


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