We’ve all acquired our “back to school” colds. No matter how hard we try to keep it contained to only one or two victims, its inevitable that everyone is going to get it. And we did. Solly included.
That poor dude has been suffering hard. He is just pouring snot, and his little voice is hoarse as all get out. He has finally given in to having his nose wiped, which is a relief, honestly. The wrestling match of trying to wipe his nose resulted in both he being covered in snot by the end of it. Thankfully, it seems he’s figured out that the cleanliness feels good. So he lets it happen. But he cries and cries and fusses pretty much constantly. Now, in general, he’s a pretty content guy. Even when he’s sick, he doesn’t want to be held constantly at all. But he must play within two feet of me at all times. If I move, he lays on the floor and weeps. Its just a tad restricting.
Yesterday, he was screaming from about 3:30 until 4:45. There was nothing anyone could do to comfort him, so I took him up to my room for a snuggle. But let me be clear. The screaming continued the entire time. No amount of hugging, cuddling, walking, singing, etc. could convince him to be still. When I knew it just wasn’t going to happen, I gave up trying to stop it and just stroked his back while he screamed.
That was an EXHAUSTING hour, and I took a solid break after everyone finished their supper.
This morning, Brady is off helping some friends replace their windows and I’m home with the littles. Solly is once again in the worst shape of everyone, but I feel like maaaybe his nose is running slightly less? So there’s hope. After a momentary breakdown, I scooped him up and he lay contentedly across my lap, and just gave me the sweetest little smiles, and seemed to recover so quickly. I had a chance to glance into his wide open trap and, sure enough, it looks like he’s working on eye teeth!! Nothing is through yet, but those spaces used to be flat and smooth, and they’re looking bumpy today. So pushing teeth plus his first cold in a while gives him every reason to be grouchy for the last few days. I get it, Solly. Its hard to be so uncomfortable day after day!
A loving friend dropped by at lunch time with a pizza for us!! She knew we were without a parent, and that sometimes meals can be the hardest parts of the day. How thoughtful is that?! So everyone sat down to a delicious lunch of pizza, and everyone ate well!! Solly was briefly distracted by the food, and thankfully, he LOVED the pizza!
Look at that happy little pizza face!!! 😍
Now, the little boys are down for naps, and the big kids are playing Lego and watching Magic School Bus. And I have my feet up. Because I’ve earned that this morning!
Happy weekend, everyone!