As you probably know already, I’m a stay-at-home mom. That means when spring break for the kids rolls around – my mommy duties increase dramatically. There is no break for me. There are more meals to make, clothes and dishes to wash and my “me” time is eliminated entirely.
I thought that at least this time around would be different. My son isn’t home and it’s just me, my husband and my five year old daughter. HOWEVER… on day one of spring break, my daughter complained of an earache. So, I of course decided to try some home remedies and prayer because I was not trying to sit in anybody’s hospital for nine hours. I tried the essential oils on cotton I found on Pinterest. I tried the neck massage I found on YouTube. I even tried the steamy bath water. It worked…for one night. But then, the next morning, my baby girl woke up with her eyes stuck together. Now mind you, the school had been sending paperwork about children having pink eye in school since September but so far, it hadn’t affected my daughter…that is, until this week – spring break.
So, off to the doctor’s office we went. Turns out, she had a double ear infection and two pink eyes…(because one just won’t do for a princess.) She couldn’t see or hear me. Poor thing – although, I’m not sure which of us to whom I’m referring. We received her prescriptions, came home and started to work on her right away.
Today, she’s much better. Her hearing isn’t back 100% yet, but at least she doesn’t have crusty eyes. Spring break is almost over and I haven’t gotten much work done nor have I had any time to myself, but my daughter is feeling better. That’s really what matters to me. It should also be noted that she isn’t in school to pass along the germ that she’d received from that petri dish they call kindergarten either, so maybe the cycle is broken. Perhaps my daughter saved the school from shutting down entirely due to a pink eye epidemic (my words). Maybe, just maybe she saved other parents from having to take off work and take their children out of school to care for them for a few days.
My child is a hero.
So I guess it has been a pretty good spring break after all.