Last Thursday, Adele was sent home from school with a mild fever and a runny nose. I left work and we spent the afternoon together playing quietly inside. I get a little stir crazy being in the house all day, but she didn’t even want to go for a stroller walk, so I did my best to keep her comfortable and happy inside.
She didn’t seem to have a cold, but she definitely wasn’t herself. She was a little whiny and wanted hugs all day.
Then it dawned on me. Mild Fever + Runny Nose + Whiny Baby = TWO NEW TOP TEETH! Poor girl! She cut two new teeth in one day! I couldn’t get a picture of them, but here’s the bottom ones!
She took a few good naps and still seemed to be in good spirits. I gave her some tylenol and some cold wash cloths to chomp on and she was pretty happy with that.
That’s my girl! She never does anything half-way. She goes big or goes home. What a big girl.
The next day was Good Friday, so Adele didn’t have any school. Irving watched her in the morning, and I came home early to spend the rest of the day with her. I originally had plans to go to a local farm to see the Easter Bunny…. but she still wasn’t 100% so I sadly had to cancel our plans.
She was an angel, but I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t pout a little because I had to stay home. Working full time is a challenge and the only way I make it work is by stealing the time with Adele when I can. We really make our weekends count. We pack them full of fun, memory-making adventures. It’s a deliberate effort on our part to ensure we enjoy Adele as much as we can. Knowing I had a half-day on Friday, I wanted to steal the extra opportunity to fit in an extra play-date and do something fun to celebrate Easter. But since she wasn’t feeling well, I had to make peace with the fact that flexibility is important and sometimes things are out of my control.
Up until the hour I was supposed to leave the house, I was going back and forth trying to justify going anyways, but I knew it just wasn’t a good idea. In the end, I saw it as a blessing to be able to comfort and play with Adele at home. I did enjoy our time together nonetheless.
Ok, now that the less-fun part of our Easter weekend is out of the way, stay tuned for all the pictures of the FUN parts we ended up doing as well! Spoiler Alert: Aquarium, Beach… and maybe the Easter Bunny. Maybe.