Best Laid Plans
Easter weekend. The unofficial start to spring. I had such grand plans for our little family. Easter egg dyeing on Friday afternoon, spending the day with my in-laws on Saturday. The visit was to include an Easter Egg hunt and dinner. And then a trip to the zoo on Sunday. Boy did those boys of mine put a monkey wrench in those plans.
I left work early on Friday and came home to a sleeping baby. When he woke, he had a fever and a splotchy red rash on his face and trunk. Oh and hives. I took a picture and sent it to my sister-in-law (a pharmacist). Called her up and before I could even say hello she blurted out that it was a reaction to his antibiotic. You know, the one that he had finished up two days prior. After a round of benedryl, the hives and rash went away. we called the doctor’s office and they said to bring him in the next morning.
Saturday morning we got up and were at the doctor’s office by 9:30. Diagnosis for X: ear infections had either returned or never left. Probably some mild reaction to the old antibiotic. New antibiotic prescribed. As for Jack, while we were there, he got sick all over the floor. Yuck.
Probably against our better judgment, we still decided to head to the in-laws. My sister-in-law was making ham. She makes the BEST ham and let’s be honest here, I didn’t want to miss out on the ham. We arrived and things went from bad to worse. Jack continued to get sick. The Pens score resembled that of a football game and we were on the losing end and eventually Xander started to get rather cranky. My husband and I looked at each other and made the decision to put us all out of our misery and just head home. WITHOUT EVER TAKING A SINGLE BITE OF HAM (although my wonderful SIL did pack us some food to take home).
We got home and got the kids down to bed with little incident. Jack was up a little bit during the night. He asked for my husband who spent a couple hours in bed with Jack. I checked on X a few times to make sure his fever wasn’t too high.
Sunday morning came and Jack was well enough to wonder the first floor in search of his Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny brought some candy as well as a new desk for coloring and some bubbles and balls. The biggest hit? You guessed it, the bubbles that probably cost the bunny less than $2. After that things went down hill a little bit but we got Jack and Xander down for nice 3ish hour naps (and took naps ourselves). Xander woke up kind of cranky but I just happened to take a look in his mouth to discover one of his top teeth is trying to break through. No wonder the poor thing is unhappy. Motrin and teething toys to the rescue! The rest of the day was relatively uneventful. Both kids were asleep by 7:30 and I was in bed around 9:00.
Even though it wasn’t the weekend that I had planned, it all turned out ok in the end. The boys are on the mend. I finally had a piece of ham yesterday (and some cheesecake) and really it doesn’t matter how we “celebrated” Easter, it just matters that we were together.
Oh, and we did manage to squeeze in some egg dyeing in between all the sickness.
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