Patrick managed to contract the chickenpox inspite of receiving a vaccine for it at the beginning of the month. Granted, it is a mild case, but still... Can I get my money back for that one? We noticed Tuesday two little spots on his belly, but just figured he got a bug bite or something. Then I get a call Wednesday morning that he has more red dots and I need to come get him. Between then and getting to the doctor, I had a thought in the way back of my head about the pox, but pushed it away because he got the shot. In what was literally the quickest appointment of all time, he was diagnosed with chickenpox. It's a miracle that William didn't catch it from him - guess his vaccine was a little bit stronger... ? Note to all you Columbus moms - Target does NOT carry calamine lotion. A mild case is nothing like I remember chickenpox when I got it. I remember wanting to die and crying because I couldn't wear my favorite smocked top dress because it hurt too bad. Most of the time with Patrick, I'm not sure he realized he should be upset - unless of course it was 2am... Truth - Patrick and I had a pretty good time being at home for 2.5 days. He had his super cling-on monster moments, but I got to experience grocery shopping in the middle of the morning with out crowds. THAT was lovely. And I made soft pretzels from scratch. I can't do THAT on a weekend while at work. hahaha!! He'll be back to school on Monday. Easy cheesey.
Patrick loves to point. Sometimes it's to the point to the cabinet with the cheddar rice cakes to say he wants more (so helpful). Sometimes it's to point at me to tell me stop telling him no (less than helpful). Either way, it's perfectly adorable and really fun to watch his mind work and his body participate. He is also enjoying shaking his head no, clapping, and waving bye. Oh how I wish my family would get excited for me to shake my head no.... Instead it usually results in a tantrum or two... or even three. haha!
William sang Frere Jacques this morning in the car. Some how the words melded into "there is a bear..." and something about crawling or growling, I can't remember which right now. I love to hear him sing. Just can't beat sweet little boy voices. I got caught yesterday in the grocery store making up a song with Patrck about needing to get zucchini.... I suppose Sam is rubbing off on me a little bit, he is the King of making up songs. His are absolute works of art (for about 30 seconds and then it usually gets a little weird) - I usually just repeat the same thing over and over again trying to get the boys to laugh.
I think Patrick might be working on a teeth explosion. I'm fairly certain that on the brief instances when I can catch a peek inside his mouth I see the outlines of teeth and he's drooling like a monster. Though, I've said it before, so don't hold your breath. It sure would be nice to get the teething out of the way, though, I'm not sure what we would blame his fussy moods on then....
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