Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bad ears but good days . .

John M. started with a cold last weekend, which turned into a slight fever, which got me worried, because my children don't get fevers at all unless there's something amiss.

Went to the doctor today (look how long he looks over there on the left; about 6 foot 2? How did this child get so huge??)and turns out he has two ear infections. First good thing of the day, the pediatrician gave me free samples of the antibiotic that he prescribed! Woo f'in hoo to that one! That made my day, bright and early at about 8:30 a.m.

I decided to take the rest of the day off to spoil my bad-eared-boy. I thought he may be calm due to being sick. Wrong on that one. He was a little hurricane most of the day, especially after a teeny-tiny cup-ette of Coca-Cola. Anyway, I lived the life of SAHM today, which I don't get to do often. And I must say I enjoyed it. The kids and I ran some errands, including a stop at Home Depot for some flowers. They all helped pick out some Vinca and we so cute doing it, I had to snap a few pictures. (I know Home Depot shoppers were thinking, 'this poor woman does NOT get out much'). We stopped for some Wendy's and then headed home for a day of swimming for the girls and some baby-pool action for John. We tried not to get the ears wet, but I'm not sure if we succeeded once John got a hold of the hose.

It was a nice day. And just what I needed. Makes me sad in a way, to realize what I miss every day while I'm at work.
But I try to snap out of it and just soak in the good feelings of having my 3 sweet 'babies'. They sure made me happy today.

22 comments:

Lala's world said...

glad you were able to spend the day with them!! that sounds like fun! hope he gets better fast!

I love my doc when he gives me free prescriptions...doesn't happen very often but woot woot when it does!

Nicki said...

Aw, poor little man. I hope he's better real fast.

I'm glad you had such an enjoyable day. I'm sure the kids love it too. :)

Erin said...

Free is good! Sorry to hear John M has an ear infection. We have had our share of those around here.

What cute pics of the kids. My kids love to help me plant flowers.

4evergapeach said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! So glad you got to spend such a great day with them. They grow up too quick!

Sorry I've been gone so long. Lots going on. But thanks for hanging in there with me. Loved your Fathers Day post! That was just too sweet. School? Does it start that soon? And I SO LOVE Chik-fil-a!!!

chesneygirl said...

What a great day for ya!!! And I bet the kids loved it just as much!! :)
I LOVE it when I get a SAHM day but it always kinda makes me sad too!

Greta said...

why i am a bad mother: i would love to be a SAHM but with the kids still in daycare....they drive me crazy!!

Greta said...

glad you enjoyed your day and i am soooo glad i don't have to go through ear infections any longer...thank you to the inventor of tubes!!

mothergoosemouse said...

Poor John! I'm glad that you got some freebies and that he's feeling better already. Here's to a day as a SAHM!

KristieSue said...

My one year old just had tubes put in his ears. No more ear infections but it's a pain having to stuff ear plugs in for every bath. Can't wait for them to fall out!

Amanda said...

I love those days just to be the girls. We have had our share of ear infections-not fun.When I am off I am sad the next day to go back to work.

klanglee said...

Is John going on 5 years old? He look almost as big as little Derek in that picture!

BlondeMom said...

Glad you ended up having a great day with your kiddos, despite the ear infection. I took my camera for my "girls day out" with my oldest today and was snapping pictures like a tourist. I'm sure people thought I was a little nuts. ;)

momyblogR said...

What a beautiful day. I get to do everyday what you did today and YES, it is heaven.

But I agree, we should always enjoy the moments regardless of how often or not we get to do it. It should never be taken for granted.

Hope little misters ear are better soon.

Laurie said...

Oh, ew. Anthony just finished his last round of Augmentin for his ear infections.

Our pediatrician and ENT have both told us that keeping water out of Anthony's ears isn't important...it's keeping his ears from being SUBMERGED that is. Since I don't make it a habit to hold him under the water, I think we're safe there.

Cotton and Vaseline will make a nice seal on the ear, though, if you want to cover them with something.

Drywall Mom said...

I love it when they give you free antibiotics. Mine does that every once in a while.

Heidi said...

Hope he's better soon! Poor guy, Sam had her first ear infection with a fever AND vomiting that sent us to the emergency. It was scary to see her like that - now I dread ear infections. EESH!

MarkD60 said...

Too bad about the ear infections, hopefully by now it's gone.
I just saw my neighbors kids, all grown up. It's been only 3 years since I saw them.
Tomorrow I'm going to see my ex-girlfriends kids, last time I saw them they were 5 and now they're 21!

kendra said...

Hope John is feeling better...we've only had one ear infection so far, but I fear another may be brewing. So hard to tell between teething and ear infections-same symptoms:(

Your girls are so beautiful. Glad you got to spend the day with the family...we all need more of that:)

Mary Tsao said...

Hope the little guy's feeling better, although I have to say... he's not so little anymore! Especially in that one picture -- he looks so long!

Sounds like you had a nice day with the kids. Good for you. I love those special days. Even though I am at home with my two, the special days don't seem to be every day.

Anne said...

what a great day you posted. hope john's ears are vastly improved by today!

Ex-playgroup mommy said...

oh man -- a double ear infection! I hope he is feeling better. I'm glad you got to enjoy the day with the kiddies.

Krisco said...

That is SO cute! And your girls seem like they're growing up so much.

Poor John boy. Maybe he had a nightmare about the ear infection? Weird. Glad it seems to be nothing.