Natalie is so, so sick. We’ve had two nights of near-zero sleep, and the poor little budgie is just barely showing signs of improvement. Her cold has, as usual, led to a double ear infection, so it’s on to yet another round of antibiotics and pain management. I feel just terrible for her, she is having such a hard time. I’m breaking every rule in the parenting book today–television, completely broken routine, nutrition practically out the window. If she wants to watch Sesame Street half-asleep in my lap while eating only yogurt melts, well so be it.
I am going to spare you visuals on this one, but let me assure you that the nights of no sleep have NOT BEEN KIND. I did manage to squeeze in a shower before Mike headed off to work this morning, but was rather depressed to discover that it did ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD.