An All Nighter!
By Morley Hunt
January 31, 2016 5:07am CST
Our three year old granddaughter is visiting for ten days while her mommy and daddy relax on a tropical island. When she was dropped off on Friday afternoon, we were warned that she seemed to have a cough and a runny nose. Long before supper I knew that this clinging child was really not feeling well. The toys were still in the toy box, the books were still on the shelf, even her precious dollies were still tucked in their cradle. After supper we dosed her with some Tylenol, to bring down her fever and put some Vapo-Rub on her feet for the cough. Then we went through all of her nighttime routines before tucking her into bed. It was an hour later, she was crying. I comforted her, half an hour later, she was crying again. This continued until bedtime (mine). The decision to spend the night in bed with her was an easy one to make. It was a much interrupted sleep. Yesterday, the princess was much better, playing with her dollies and getting a few toys out of the toy box. Still not 100%, but definitely on the mend. We tucked her into bed (hoping for the best). Hurray! She slept all night. This means I awoke feeling rested. I slept all night as well.
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31 Jan 16
They have had this vacation planned for six months. It's unfortunate that the little miss was coming down with a cold. My daughter was in a serious car accident (I wrote about it in I'm Distracted) just two days before leaving. She really needs this week to recuperate.
31 Jan 16
She just seemed to have a cold when they left her with me. They will not know just how sick she was until after they return. I want them to enjoy their time away..my daughter also needs some recovery time from the car accident she was involved in on Thursday.