Perfectly healthy kid after breakfast.
Yesterday I received a call from my day home that Liam was too sick to be in care and that I needed to come pick him up as soon as possible. After his ear infection on the weekend, I didn’t think this was an unreasonable request and I could hear him crying in the background. When I got there he was lethargic, upset, burning up and snuggled into me as soon as I picked him up. He really didn’t look good, poor kid.
We got home, I gave him his antibiotics and some Tylenol for his fever and put him down so I could try to stuff some lunch into me before an afternoon of sick baby snuggles. He began running around the house babbling away, pulling things out of the kitchen cupboards, throwing toys around and generally acting like his normal, healthy self. Seriously? What happened to the kid who was too sick for day care and why did I rush out of work to spend the afternoon at home with a perfectly healthy kid.
Perfectly healthy kid, playing hooky
Today I’m stressed to the max. Every morning I drop Liam off it becomes harder to peel him away from me and he cries more and more. I can see that he isn’t adjusting yet and I’m worried about him. On one hand he spent 11 months at home with me all day, every day and it will take him awhile before he gets used to not being the centre of attention and being around so many other kids. Add in starting to spend two-three days a week with his dad, teething, a cold and now his ear infection. Does he still need more time to get healthy and get used to our new routine?
Perfectly healthy kid, playing with his friend
But maybe this day home just isn’t right for him. Maybe he needs to be somewhere that has less children so he can receive more attention. How long do I wait for him to adjust? How will I know if he will ever be comfortable somewhere that’s not home with me? How many more times is he going to fake sick?
Non-moms: Ever fake sick to get out of something?