This time last Friday Penelope and I were returning from a WellStreet clinic. She had a fever from an ear infection and my throat hurt. I’m much better now though still congested and Penelope doesn’t have a fever (though she is coughing more). Somewhere in the week Jenn’s health deteriorated due to the fluctuating weather. […]
Penelope is sick. We knew she was in bad shape last Wednesday when Penelope asked (asked!) to visit the doctor. She’s not even three. I didn’t know a young child could make a decision like that. The next day we were in the exam room. Penelope was a trooper. She went through the standard exam […]
Jenn and I were watching Portlandia the other night when we saw this skit: I laughed because I identified with the absurdity and the realization that I think EXACTLY the same way. What Penelope is exposed to will shape her life. You may read this and think “He’s not going to let her listen to stuff like […]
Is fatigue contagious? Jenn, Penelope, and I are feeling run down. No amount of sleep, naps, or exercise seems to help. Or coffee. Penelope is crying in her room. It’s bed time and she’s sad because her monkey and bear were taken away this afternoon. She sleeps with her monkey every night. When he wasn’t […]
Grandma Padgett was with us for three weeks. Last Saturday we brought her to the airport. It didn’t seem like three weeks. Mother-in-law’s have a reputation, and I suspect, deservedly. As with many things in life I’ll count myself fortunate Grandma Padgett does not live up to the stereotypes.