Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back to reality

Last week Kylie and Audrey were out of school for spring break. I have to say for the most part it was a glorious week. Sure there was a little bickering and we didn't have the chance to go anywhere particularly special, but we really enjoyed out time off. It was nice not having to cook at a certain time, make sure everyone was bathed and in bed at a certain time and definitely nice not having to play the part of drill sergeant in the morning trying to get everyone out the door in time. We swam, went to the park, played dollhouse, worked puzzles, caught up on some reading and just acted like total bums for a week. 
      But all good things must come to an end. For us it came to a screeching halt as opposed to a gentle tapping on the brakes. Sunday night I spent sitting on the couch holding Sophie and trying to get her settled down. She was screaming and crying with her ear and didn't fall asleep until sometime around 6:00. You know right around the time I'm supposed to be getting up and getting everyone ready for school. Needless to say I was pretty much a zombie all day yesterday. I lucked out and got her a doctor appointment yesterday and as I pretty much knew when I made the call it was an ear infection. Sophie has only had one ear infection prior to this and it was one of those that was only discovered during a routine well visit when she was a year old. Audrey has had a few of them so I knew when the doctor gave me the diagnosis that we would be getting an antibiotic. Not good. Sophie is one of those weird kids that would rather have a shot than take medicine. Last summer when she had a pneumonia she opted to go to the doctor for several days and get a series of shots as opposed to just taking her medicine. Like I said, weird. So the doctor prescribed capsules so I could empty them in some pudding for her to take. Easy peasy right? Nope, she gagged both times I gave it to her. I'm really looking forward to the next nine days of fighting her on this. 
     As if an ear infection wasn't the best way to start off the new week Kylie has another project for pace class. In other words I'm going to have to stand over her all week and nag, nag, nag until she does it. She's a very smart child, but horrible about procrastinating. No clue where that comes from. No clue at all.
     And Audrey? So far so good with her. No projects, illness or meltdowns. I just jinxed myself there didn't I?