Today started, well, early. Luna was up at 6 am and decided that daddy’s bruised rib needed a workout.
We managed to drag ourselves up at 8 and get the kids ready for swimming. Yes, softball for Dr. Jay (on Sunday mornings since June) is done and I got to switch the girls to Saturday swim classes AT THE SAME TIME!
We are walking in to lessons when Luna tugs at my hand, I stop and look down just as she vomits all over the parking lot. Then she continues to vomit 2 more times. This is not good. However, she insists on swimming. Ok, the lessons are 30 minutes long and I can’t very well take her home because then Dr. Jay and Soleil have no transportation. We discuss and decide to let her swim. Her class has daddy in the pool with her, so ok, she clings to him and gets to stay cool. I read my book and give random thumbs up to Soleil when she does something fun in her class.
Then Jay and Luna are done. They play in the toddler pool while Soleil chases her new best friend, Pasquale, around. We ended up switching kids. That’s when I gave Luna a towel and picked her up. She was burning up. I estimate around 103, because when I finally did take her temp, she was cooler and it registered at 102.5.
She actually rested/fell asleep on me at the pool. I decided to let Soleil swim for a bit since, except for tylenol, I couldn’t do much differently at home then I could at the pool. After 2 hours, we called it a day and got Luna home. That’s when I temped her. She refused to eat, we got her some water as she fell asleep.
Since Luna doesn’t nap when she is well, this lead to something amazing. One on one time with Soleil. Two on one, actually. We played shoots and ladders. We did modeling clay. We played as a family of three.
Then Soleil and Jay went to help Soleil’s best friend have a playhouse assembled. The guys got it done in 30 minutes. We all thought it would be longer, that’s why Jay offered to help.
I stayed with Luna. Amazingly we had a great time one on one. We did a walk around town (yes, I got her IN A STROLLER). You know this kid is sick when she is holding a munchkin (Doughnut hole) in her hand and tells me she would rather rest than eat it. She wanted to snuggle alot and we had a pretty good time until I had to sweet talk her into taking more tylenol.
I thought it would be a bad day, but it was really nice having some time with each girl. We do that so rarely. One of us takes both girls often, or we do things as a foursome, but to split.. that was nice.
Luna’s still fevering, but she’s now asleep and so is Soleil, so we rest and wait to see what tomorrow brings. I think I agreed to miniature golf with a child who can’t even hit the damn ball!