Dori’s early night turned out to be a little bug. She had a fever so we had a sick day Thursday. I was a little insulted when she wanted to go play with her friends at school instead of staying home. She was better by Friday and feeling good this weekend.
I was actually talking to another single mom tonight just as she was on her way to pick up her sick little one (Hey Sunday-I am praying for a quick recovery for Elyse.) It is one of the tough parts about being a single mom – sick days. Thursday was a light day at work and I was OK taking the time off, but some times it is not so easy. Dori is always my first priority, but there are times that I have responsibilities at work that are hard to put off. As the breadwinner in the family I have to maintain a reputation for reliability and professionalism even when I have a sick kidlet. I am fortunate that my mom, who is a super grandma, has been able to fill in a couple of instances . I am also able to work from home during naps when needed.
Dori fell asleep early again tonight. I am hoping she is not ill. She felt a little warm but that my be due to the fleece blanket she insist she needs to sleep under. Tomorrow would be a bad day to miss at work – it is my last day before 11 days of vacation. I already gave grandma a heads up that I may call her in morning. Since Dori ‘s aunt has a play date with her cousins and a friend I have a feeling she would be disappointed once again.
PS Dori is asleep on the floor and just had a conservation in her sleep. She even sat up. My little chatter box.