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Friday, May 29, 2009
8:28 AM | Posted by BellaDaddy | Edit Post
Get your mind out of the gutter! This was Bella's interpretation of: "Look Papa, It's Bella's HOOLA HOOP" :-) She certainly has a way with words sometimes. This one, though, was one of her more hysterical ones. Papa couldn't wait to tell me, as it totally cracked him up.
Now, this post may have started on a humorous note, but, it has been one helluva week, indeed!
We returned form vacation last wed night, and the very next day....Papa and Bella were sick. Me? Well, it took a few more days, but I was targeted as well. NURSE-MAID MODE kicked in.
Kicked in? more like MANDATED! It seems when anyone is sick in our home, I am the one who takes over. The calm one. The one with the mind to nurture...Gets the meds ready, calls the doctors, warms/or cools the home, depending on the illness...(and the doctors advice)...and this time was no exception. In fact, it felt more like we were quarantined!
Honestly, Overwhelmed is a good word. But, in defense of everyone involved, I take over because I HAVE to. I feel like I am the only one who can make it better. Stupid I know, but hey, I grew up in a large family, and my mind tells me the worst scenarios can be avoided. And my mind, yeah, it works like that, I think the worst can happen and I prep for it. I may not handle it in a calm manner, but crappers, I do what I can. God forbid anyone stands in my way when my family is ill.
It is truly more of a self preservation method. I don't wanna get sick...if I do who takes care of everyone else?
My partner, sick as he can be, will offer to get up every three hours to give Bella her Motrin and Tylenol (alternating of course)...but I always do it, and I do mean always, so no. "You need to get yourself better, so I can have a break"...That never happens. I need to be in control I guess. I am a stay at home dad, I have the time to read, research and get the answers needed to get better. I have that knowledger....I like to think. ARRRGH! It doesn't always work that way...but hey, it is MY WAY DAMNIT! LOL (kidding) sort of!
Bella has been feverish, with a cough, for almost a week...off and on, the fever issue always makes me nervous. DAMN nervous! http://belladaddy.blogspot.com/2008/01/week-of-scary.html
As of this posting, (9am-ish) she is still sleeping. I feel, since she woke up every three hours last night, and the night before, she can sleep as long as she wants.
Now, if only I could get some sleep...maybe a vacation from our vacation?
SIGH! - Happy Fatherhood Friday Everyone!