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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sick Little Pumpkins

So it has inevitably happened, the weather has changed and the pumpkins are sick.  J1 seems to be on the mend, but J2 is still not feeling well.  I took them to the doctors yesterday and it's just a cold.  Is there anything more frustrating than not being able to make your kids feel better.  J2's nose is running faster than a NASCAR race and the poor thing is just not herself.  I hate this for so many reasons not the least of which is there is nothing grosser than running noses.  J1 is really good about tissues and wiping her nose.  J2 is not.  She is the kind of kid that just smears it all over her face.  The doctor said that he is pretty certain that it's not the flu which is very good news, but it also means that there is little to nothing that I can do to make her feel better.  I hate that.  I want to just use my "magic mommy wand" and say POOF (or as J2 would say Bibbidi Boppidi BOO!) and make it all go away.

This also leads to another dilemma.  We have relegated the binky to bedtime only.  With her being sick she has been asking for it and just wants to sit on my lap and snuggle.  I can't say no.  I know that with her turning 3 next week we really need to get on the binky issue under control but I just can't do it with her sick.

I wish that I had a better way, and I hope that this runs it course quicker rather than slower.


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