I am a terrible mother. I never seem to clue in on when JM has an ear infection. It shouldn't be that hard. His nose starts running. He gets crabby. He won't sleep. He won't eat. It should be a no-brainer, but I always think we've entered some new difficult phase of toddlerdom. The night after the zoo, he had a fever, so I took him to the doctor Wednesday morning and sure enough; ear infection. That day, he was a sad sad sack, like I've never seen before. He refused to get off the sofa. Poor thing. Thursday and Friday, I could not please him. At.all. He would ask for a cereal bar. I would get him a cereal bar, then he decided he wanted a different cereal bar, then I got that one down and he started to cry when I opened it. I was so desparate for him to eat or drink anything that I let him eat popsicles all day and raided the cupboard, placing numerous items in front of him, but he could not be satisfied. He threw a freeze pop across the white carpeting, when I told him after me opening two other flavors and him not eating them, that he could not have another one. Nice. He decided he hated taking medicine and spit it out at me and threw the syringe across the room. Multiple times. Not the best thing when you are trying to help them feel better. We wound up giving him some meltaway tylenol instead of the liquid and got as much of the antibiotic liquid medicine in him as we could.
We were supposed to go to the lake with my mom and Art on Friday, but he was acting so crazy that we decided to stay home. We left early on Saturday and it was incredibly awesome to have three other people help me with him. As the weekend progressed, he got happier and less like a wounded tiger. Today, he slept in, ate and was back to his normal self. I am so SO glad that my sweet boy came back! We'll keep him!
The wildflowers were gorgeous this weekend! Bluebonnets, indian paintbrush and yellow flowers all along the roadside all the way out to the lake. I've never seen them so pretty!
I don't think words can express how thankful I am for a good day with JM! The past few days when he was grumpy and sick and I was trying to make him feel better were really trying. We got a lot done today and had fun, too. Good Monday!