Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Big Worm

School has resumed and with it comes the inevitable germs that preschoolers pass back and forth to each other. Gus has been sidelined for five days now with a bacterial infection that is a combination of a sinus infection and bronchitis or in kid terms that they can understand, a dinosaur with a cold. There is some name for it, but you get the gist.

Anyhow, this has been a challenging week for Owen as he has had to venture to school without his trusty companion. Drop-off has been a challenge as he has clung to my leg and cried as I try to walk out the door. At night Amy & I have separated the boys in an effort to keep the sickness confined to one child instead of spreading throughout the house. Owen has woken up every night crying to go back into his room.

But today he made some progress. I took him out for breakfast as part of a deal (bribe) that if I took him out for a bagel he wouldn't cry at school. So far, so good. Now Owen can relax and enjoy the simple pleasures, like finding a worm in the driveway.

Cheers!

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