Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Mommy Blogger Moment

I try to be a good blogger and I head out and read as much as I have time for, and I comment when I can. It seems to me that nearly every day that I read things there seems to be someone putting someone else down for their choices. Home vs. public vs. private school, working outside, working inside, stay at home mom. Cloth vs. disposable, center daycare vs. home daycare, the list goes on. Frankly, nothing makes me more sick. We have enough issues without hurting each other. I'll be the first to admit that I use my blog to vent, but I try to own my issues as my own. If I have jealousy of stay at home moms, I try to own it in the context of me questioning my own choices (or lack there of). So, just so you know, I'm not putting anyone down or anything for their choices. This is my frustration.

Today, M, the wild 16 month old was sick. Bit of a fever, and she's been acting all "ear infection" despite her tubes. I thought maybe something was up over the weekend, and when she had a fever this morning, I figured our luck had run out. So, seeing as it was my turn (first days of an illness usually are since I'm more comfortable going to the Dr. if needed) I stayed home. Doc says it was most likely nothing, there is a slight chance she has Hand Foot & Mouth since it went around daycare, but that is slim. Prolly just a cold and teething (that never stops apparently). Makes sense, new daycare=new germs. Oh well, day home should be fun. Maybe we'll go do something since fever magically went away.

Yeah, well, naps messed up, dog being brat, no chance to work like I should have during her usual nap that was now all messed up. (bonus though, I took one when she finally went down, damn I needed it) At the end of the day, I was happy to leave to go get dinner (was going to grill until it rained out nowhere). Bottom line:

I can't wait to go back to work tomorrow.

Nothing wears that kid out. We walked, we played chase, we weeded the yard. In an act of desperation I tried to put her in front of the TV with some nice educational TV (I know, but I needed to fix lunch without keeping her from running around the house with six bottles of hot sauce). It didn't work! She cannot be Elmo'd into submission.

Well, at least I got to nap. And I am a little pleased that TV appears to do nothing for her. Though it does drive home that our choice to make sure she avoids sugary things as much as possible was a good one.


Birdie said...

I know exactly what you mean! I hate the smug mom trend too. I like how LLL says "every mom knows her own baby best"...

Sick kiddos are no fun- glad M seems to be on the mend!

Rebecca said...

We're dealing with sick kids these days, too. Sigh.