Thursday, April 3, 2008

*Bonus Time*

Lukas is feeling better after a rough weekend and early week with yet another virus. This one was strange with the Budlet alternating from running a high temp and being lethargic, to turning on a dime, where he would look and feel good the next day only to run a fever again the following day after that. This pattern continued for several days with Lukas being sent home from daycare on Monday afternoon with a high fever, only to act and look just fine once I got him home.

State Law here in Washington mandates that a child be out of daycare for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol before coming back after running fever, so I had to bite the bullet and work from home on Tuesday, even though I am going through an extremely busy time at work right now.

The bonus was that Lukas felt great all Tuesday and it turned out to be a smooth day all around with the Luke not only happy and playful but eating and napping very well also. This allowed me to get a lot of much needed work done remotely from my laptop. It was also a sunny day, so I took Luke out for a lunch time walk in the sun up to Easy Street Records for some much needed diversion. We came away with the rockin new 'Hands' disc and also many admiring smiles and looks for the dad with the cool baby strapped to his chest.

What could have been another crazy day turned out to be bonus time with Lukas. Very satisfying! Unfortunately though, our son arrived back at daycare without the benefit of several of his new buddies as 6 of the 9 babies, not including Luke the Long, were sent home with the same strange virus. Ok, I have to admit I felt guilty about that given the timing, but even if he did give this bug to the other babies he has been on the receiving end of more than his share of germs since he started there a month and a half ago. As they say, what comes around goes around.

It has been going around quite a bit at daycare lately!

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