Ever have one of those days that reminds you that parenting doesn't come with a handbook and since you don't have directions, you are really screwing things up? Yeah? Well today was one of those days for me.
It started in the wee hours of the morning. I hadn't realized that my "Momma Ears" have reverted to my pre kid days. Not making sense? See, when I had kids I suddenly had something happened in my ears that made it so I would wake up at the drop of a pin. I used to bolt awake to the slightest sound. At some point around 5:30am Jacob fell out of the top bunk of his bed. It was loud enough to wake up Ron (in bed right next to me) but not me... I just kept on snoozing. Bad Mommy Moment #1 of the day.
When I finally did wake up an hour later, Ron told be he heard the thud and that Jacob had fell. He also told me he seemed fine and that Andrew had let Jacob sleep in his bed so that Jacob wouldn't have to climb up to his bed again. I checked Jacob out. No bump to be found. He said that his head hurt though. I gave him some Children's Tylenol and sent him on his way. Really, who would keep a kid home from school just for falling out of his bunk bed with just 4 days of school left?!? That would be Bad mommy Moment #2.
I ended up getting a call from the school nurse around 11am that Jacob had a bad headache, stomach ache, and his pupils were "sluggish". Lauren was in the bath tub at the time so it took me 45mins to get her out, dressed, hair brushed and in her car seat to get to a school that is 2 miles from my house!! For those keeping track, that's Bad Mommy Moment #3!
By the time Jacob got into the doctor's office, he had a fever of 102degrees. Turns out he has a stomach bug that is going around. No worries of a concussion but I am supposed to watch him for vomiting with confusion. If he gets sick without the confusion it's just the bug. Weird huh?
Let's all cross our fingers that Jacob is the only one that comes down with whatever it is he has. We all wanna go strawberry picking for Father's Day!!