Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I don't have a lot to say. I'm too mentally exhausted.

Allen's sick.
He's no longer napping.
We had a shady-looking man behind our house tonight.

First, Allen had some sort of intestinal bug and a fever. Then his right eye got a little red and goopy. His fever broke today, but by tonight, his left eye was really nasty.  So, he won't be going to school tomorrow.

We've discovered that Allen sleeps better (and in his own bed) if he doesn't nap during the day. But that means he doesn't nap during the day. Which means Mommy has no downtime. Which has been difficult for Mommy to get used to. So Mommy is a little grumpy.

Tonight Brian and I went to hear Paul Epstein, PhD -- a Montessori expert -- speak at Allen's school. H & O babysat. He was thrilled. We arrived home to Allen's eye completely filled with goop. Brian took the girls home while I tried to clean up Allen's eye.

Brian walked in the front door (odd, since we park behind the house), and said, "Is the back door locked?" And then said that there was a strange man walking in the alley behind our house. He freaked Brian out enough that he though it unwise to park in back (and make himself a target), so I called 911. Spent a half-hour on the phone with a 911 operator while the police came out and searched around our property. (They didn't find anyone.) And while Allen screamed that he didn't want to get his eye cleaned.

As we walked upstairs, Allen said to me, "Are you sure you don't want me in your bed?" Sweet of him to check.


PS the picture above is of Allen watching "the video" (Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody).


Anonymous said...

Just mommom with a word regarding "goopy eyes" - ophthalmologist. Skip the pediatrician and call Brian's eye doc today please! Whatever eye infection it is will be diagnosed quicker and treated accordingly by the specialist.
Hope there's no more creepy guys.
LOVE you

Aunt Adventure said...

Hang in there! Sounds like you have lots to readjust to right now. It is all going to come together. I am glad Brian took the action he did. You can never be too careful.

KMag said...

Strange men, goopy eyes, no naps. Ugh. Hang in there. How was the school thing?