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Cliffs Notes version - day that got off to the best possible start circled the toilet and flushed itself.

Charlotte had her first dentist appointment this morning, and was FANTASTICALLY well behaved.  She was picture perfect.  Although the dentist *did* use the phrase "significant overbite."  I'll start saving my dimes for the braces now.

Got to work, and the day tanked.  Stress, with some stress, with a side of stress.  Filling out FCC applications that I don't understand, getting out contracts that are urgent but were only requested yesterday (after 4pm thankyouverymuch), and catching crap for what I don't have done.  Bad day.  Really bad day.

Then at 4:45 day care called to say that Charlotte had had three accidents today with loose bowel movements - she just didn't make it in time.  Also, she was complaining that her belly hurt.  They said it's something that's running wild through the day care right now.  Their policy is that three loose/liquid movements in a row and the kid has to go home.  So I figured we'd take it easy this evening, and I'd roll the dice and send her in tomorrow morning.  If I could get into the afternoon when my boss headed to the airport, at least it'd look good.

I got to day care, and she came over and said "mommy, my belly hurts."  So I packed her up and headed for home.  She alternately whined in pain and cried the whole way, which alternately broke my heart and got under my skin.  Then right before we got home, she threw up.  Twice.  All over herself, the car seat, and the seat of my car.  Laundry.  Lots of laundry.  I don't want to think about what my car smells like.  I wish it were colder out.

I threw her right in the tub to get all the nastiness off of her.  That seemed to cheer her up some, and I suspect she felt better - you usually DO feel better after you throw up.  Sadly for my plans for tomorrow, the bowels have moved from "loose" to "completely liquid."  Poor kid.

So tomorrow Bob has offered to stay home with her.  We'll see how it goes, and I'll take the hit on Thursday if I need to.

It was bound to happen eventually.  This is just SO not the week...

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kamau_d_lyon
Feb. 1st, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Here's hoping it's just a 24hr bug and will be back to normal tomorrow.
isabeau_lark
Feb. 1st, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
Poor Charlotte for feeling bad and poor you for having to deal with it. Hopefully everyone's feeling better soon!
galingale
Feb. 2nd, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh poor baby... poor mommy... poor daddy.

And fiddlesticks because I skipped Monday's meeting fearing I would bring Rob's bug down on the heads of our group, and you&yours got it anyway. Hopefully it's shorter than Rob's bug. There are some 12-hour viruses running around, but his seems to have been 48. Although it might just be that he was getting extra symptoms because of the havoc all the...distress...wreaked upon his medicines.

Off to change over mine own laundry to the drier, now that I have been reminded. Pats to the baby and the cats.
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