So Vince has what Edda had a few days ago – upset tummy and just feeling crappy. We are still deciding if he is going to go to school today. Sometimes these stomach things can be gone in less than 24 hours. Here he is pre-sick.
I took the day off yesterday to spend time with my youngest friend, Bert. Bert is very good looking, but he is also gassy, fussy, hungry and sleepy. All things that make his mother slightly exhausted. I remember those days very well, so I showed up and made lunch and held the baby when crying and tried to be helpful. It’s exhausting even with 2 grown people with years of experience. But I had a great time and I’m hoping to do it a few more times before the holidays are here.
Baby technology moves forward, so I got to try on the fancy new baby carriers and now babies have apps on the iPad too! I forget the iPad was not yet invented when my kids were little. Bert’s favorite app is called the “Baby Shusher!” Which just goes Shhhhhh, Shhhhh, Shhhhh forever. Of course – when the baby was fussy, I was holding him and bouncing him and saying “shhhhhh” and my pal Vickey exclaimed, there is an app for that! So surprised. Anyways, Bert is a beauty.
I didn’t get home until 5:30 or so and picked up Vince from a friend’s house down the street – they warned me that Vince might be sick, andI totally apologized for bringing a sick kid into their midst. I didn’t realize that he was really sick and just parked on the toilet. Poor kid. I asked him why he didn’t come home during the day and he said that he knew I wasn’t home and the nurse said that he didn’t have a fever and could just rough out the day.