I feel like a jerk. I didn't want to be the "silly" mom hauling her kid to the doctor a hundred times for the same cold, so even though Maya was "off" all week, I put it down to recovery.... In keeping with my plan to give Delores the cold shoulder.
Maya didn't complain a bit, in spite of an ongoing runny nose and low energy levels. She threw a few out of character tantrums and didn't eat much. Those were my only clues that something was wrong.
Then yesterday afternoon, she suddenly began crying inconsolably, complaining of a sore ear.
Poor kid. An hour later she walked out of urgent care with a vat of bubble gum flavored antibiotics and a new diagnosis: an ear infection and strep throat.
Next time, I'll err on the side of being the silly mom!
To cheer myself up, I dug up this old picture of Elliot to pair with the new one:
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment