Christmas is over. The novelty of winter sweaters and cozy hats has worn off. The sight of snow on the ground is no longer a beautiful sight. And tis the season for sickness.
Last week-end, Staley had a short-lived fever, runny nose, and cough. She kicked the fever in time for her birthday party, and the runny nose went away fairly quickly. She's still coughing occasionally, but not the frequent pack-a-day hacking that she was doing. All in all, beats the stomach flu.
Unfortunately the germs decided to take up another residence in our home. And unlike her sister, Adelie's illness hasn't been quite as short-lived. Adelie started up with her runny nose, cough, and fever on Thursday night. Her fever stayed on-and-off throughout the week-end, along with some more night-waking and mild fussiness. A trip to Dr. Cross this morning found Adelie with another first. Her first double ear infection and her first prescription for Amoxicillin. Luckily, Adelie is just as open to taking medicine as she is to eating things she finds of the floor, so we've had no difficulties with that. And my happy little baby has generally been her happy little self, with just a touch more flair for the dramatic.
I love the holiday season. I do enjoy the beauty of the first snowfall. I'm okay with a day or two being stuck inside our cozy little house. But the season of illness. I can do without that.