Island Boy and Mommy were out until well past midnight last night. What do you imagine we were doing?
Finishing up our Christmas shopping?
Celebrating at a holiday party?
No, for us the holiday season this year meant that Daddy got called out of the country on business and Mommy got to take Island Boy to the emergency room. That's right! Just to make sure we weren't bored while Daddy was gone, our little guy had to stir things up a bit. He managed to get a little infection in his tiny little fingernail and, just before bedtime, we noticed an alarming red stripe running up his little finger. We high-tailed it to the emergency room where we cooled our heels for three hours. Apparently the guy with chest pains got priority over a baby that was hours past his bedtime. Go figure!
We are quite pleased to have found a practical application for the "show me your tongue" thing. The emergency room staff was duly impressed to see Island Boy taking his medicine so well and I have to say Mommy was too.
We're doing fine now (other than being dreadfully tired). However, at this point there are no guarantees that we will be completing all or really any of our pre-holiday or year end tasks despite our best intentions. We can't wait until Daddy comes home!