ediesmom, ocean, 2sweeties ~~~
Mamas I'm so sorry you're all hurting right now. 2sweeties, that shower sounds like the shower at my ex-MIL's.
As for me ~ today was one of those days where being precariously balanced poverty / employment-wise almost made me cry, several times. My daughter had a little bit of diarrhea this morning. I thought, OK no big deal, no fever, she's eating and drinking fine, I'll just put her in pull-ups ... well when I warned her day care provider before I headed to work the first answer was, NO WAY, she can't stay here... then they double checked and saw that yeah, as long as she didn't have any more diarrhea she was fine to stay.
So then, right before my 1 o'clock class - the one that the professor docks us a grade point for missing classes, even if our homework and test scores add up to 100% - the lady from her preschool comes running in to my work, demanding I pick her up because she has diarrhea, and now is complaining of a sore tummy.
So I spoke with the professor, who said she wasn't going to change her policy and that it sucks but that's that, and I picked up my daughter, took her to the doctor, got a stool sample kit to collect her poop with to send to the lab for testing because now my dd is having mucous "stools" with lots of blood, and a big fat "I don't know what's going on" from the dr. :: le sigh ::
The good thing, the thing I'm really, really thankful for right now is, that my dd is extremely happy and seems healthy otherwise, other than the poo problem. She has a huge appetite, she's drinking a ton of water, and is now sleeping soundly... no more complaints of stomach pain.
I really can't lose this job, it means the world to me right now. I can't imagine what in the world else I'd do at this point anyway... and, I just got a raise.
: ARGH I hate that on the DAY I get a raise I have to leave because my dd is sick, totally shirking all work responsibility. I hate that kids get sick, period. I hate seeing my dd sick.
:: deep breath ::
My thankful ~~ a big one: I had my bf and chosen-kin "brother" (guy I've known my whole life, who I consider family) over for dinner tonight, and they ended up playing with my kids for 2.5 hrs, and then having a great dinner and we stayed up talking after the kids went to bed... and it was really relaxing. It made me really grateful that I have these men in my life.