If I were good at what I do, I’d have some kind of title here

I was sitting at Paneras writing madly, trying to finish of my 50 K words for NaNoWriMo, when Paul and Jacob stopped in on their way home from the doctor.

Dot has been sick for a while.


Fever and yucky feeling since Sunday late afternoon/evening.

So I hauled her into the doctor today.

They stuck a stick up her nose.

And said


(and not the chimney variety)

Ugh. I am supposed to be the good mom. The one who ALWAYS gets the flu vaccinations done.

Apparantly NOT.  (guess I have to settle for being human, dangit. *snaps fingers*)

In my defense ever since we got back from D.C. everyone has been sick at one point or another.

Anyway, now we get to keep an eye on the fam. At least Robert got his flue shot (I wasn’t completely negligent).

The only kid she was worried about was Jacob, so we made an appt. to get him checked and some preventative stuff started this evening.

After all that was discussed she listened to Dot breathe and declared


Poor thing. She was sent home with antibiotics and an inhaler. She’s missed the entire week of school, and I assume she’ll miss the rest.

So, back to Jacob.

I was writing when Paul and Jacob popped in.

Double ear infection,” Paul said in lieu of a greeting.

“What?” I was a little baffled.  “Appendicitis. See, I can do it too!” (Actually, I didn’t say that last bit, but I should have, because it would have been funny, so let’s pretend I did.)

“Jacob has a double ear infection.”

What kind of mom am I that doesn’t notice if her kid not only has one ear infection, but two?! I know it’s NaNoWriMo month, but I’m not that out of it, I promise!

“He never complained about his ears.” I felt a little defensive.

“I know. The doctor asked him if his ears hurt.”

“What did he say?”


I chuckled. Only Jacob could have a double ear infection and not let it bother him. So now I have a second kid on antibiotics and tamaflu or some oddly named med that is supposed to help him not catch the flu or something.

I don’t know for sure.

I wasn’t there.

I was writing.

And finishing


50 K words


and sanity returned to the house…

or at the very least…

clean clothes.

(laundry suffers during November – NaNoWriMo takes hostages.)


Filed under Children, Dot, Every Day Life, Jacob, Parenting, Writing

6 responses to “If I were good at what I do, I’d have some kind of title here

  1. Man, this year the illnesses crept in early. I had a bit of something, but I use the Neti pot and a few things to keep my head open when it wants to stay open. Then Sean got the fever and hacking you know what and cough. He got over it without going to the doctor. Then Brian got most of the above, but no hacking you know what, and the fever was 103. He was driving around and I say ‘uh oh’….better go to the doctor and he had pneumonia! That’s two of us this year. I was far less sick then him, but I was also in the hospital getting my appendix out at the same time.
    Anyway…you guys get better for Christmas….you have a few weeks and I hope to see you all in your garb for your play. Take care!

  2. haha! Cute post. Hope everyone is well soon!!

  3. Karen

    Congrats on finishing your writing project (well, 50,000 words) and sorry for the sickies. Hope all get better soon!

  4. Thanks everyone for the congrats and well wishes! 🙂

  5. Yay for getting nanowrimo done!!! I hope everyone healed up quickly! 😀

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