Sophie is currently being attacked by allergies. Her little nose is pouring snot--her eyes are red and itchy, and she is PISSED about it. She won't let me wipe her nose without a fight, because it's so sore, so she is literally (yes--literally) covered in snot.
You know how they wipe their nose on their arm and it wipes clear across their cheek and dries there. Bleck. So about every couple of hours I wet the softest washcloth I can find, hold her down, and commence swabbing the decks.
I both love and hate to give her allergy medicine. It does mellow her way out and helps her sleep, but man, I hate to see her so doped up. I gave in and dosed her about an hour ago, and she crawled into bed--by herself (this never happens)--asked for her bottle (oh the guilt)--and fell asleep. Now I must make myself clean this filthy house instead of taking my new book outside and reading in the sun until she wakes up.
Today's best thing about being a mom:
Yesterday, we were playing at my mom's house. Sophie wanted to swim, but we couldn't figure out how to blow up the pool. (OK, we could have done it the old fashioned way, but this sucker is huge.) So my mom dumped out a big Rubber Made container which was about 3 feet long and a foot tall and filled it up with water. Sophie jumped right in (her fat little legs and butt in a swimming suit are truly one of the cutest things I have ever seen) and had a great time. I love how kids can have so much fun with the simplest things.
Today's worst thing about being a mom:
Being handed a booger.