Poor Katie; Lucky me!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Katie woke up with croup today. Sad enough, but really bad because we were supposed to go to Sesame Place with 3 other families we are friends with. I felt so sad for her this morning because she was SO excited to go. In the last few days that we just hung around our house and she begged for something "really, really fun" to do, I played up this trip and how exciting it was going to be. Last night, we went on the Sesame Place website and I showed her pictures of every ride there. So, even though Timmy and I both already had colds, we were going to suck it up because Katie was stoked.

You know it's bad when even the most excited kid admits they should stay home. She came into me this morning coughing and crying that "She never had this bad cough before." (said that way because she often has some kind of a cough, but apparently she just has a short memory since she does have croup at least once or twice a year.) She so sadly told me that something was "really, really wrong". My heart was breaking. Luckily getting to eat three popsicles in a row took some of the sting of having to stay home all day away. I also promised we would go another day. Yay!

I have to admit...I was just a little relieved that she got sick this morning. I feel like crap, the baby feels like crap and then at 3am last night I remembered we were so supposed to pack lunches. Yea, I'm not feeling too upset that we had to stay home today.

Poor Katie will soon learn that this is the way of the world, at least if she has my luck. Yes, I'm getting my first real getaway on my own this Thursday-Sunday. I'm going to Vegas for my cousin's wedding by myself (with my aunt and mom). I've been looking forward to it for weeks, but now I'll likely have this darn cold the entire time AND if I'm really lucky, and I likely will be, I will have my "friend" with me for the entire trip...the one that makes it a pain in the ass to go swimming. Did I mention it's over 100 degrees there this weekend?


monica August 4, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

I am so sad for Katie for getting sick. That sounds like a lot of fun. I hope that you guys feel better soon and be able to plan to another trip sometime soon. Vegas will be so much fun!! Yes, even with "your friend"! I have been wanting to go to Vegas. Enjoy the time alone.

Also, I know that Debi order a tutu from me for Katie, but I am still waiting for her waist size. Debi has already paid me and would like to get you guys your stuff! I know that Debi has been busy moving...You can email me at mld0918 at cox dot net. Thanks

Anonymous,  August 4, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

Hope she gets better soon!!

Elle Bee August 4, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

My daughter had had croup twice and it is NOT fun! For mom or daughter. It scares me! I hope Katie gets better soon.

Mummy McTavish August 4, 2009 at 11:04 PM  

That just about had me in tears!

I hope your friend is kind to you while you are away!

David August 12, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

It is hard if I'm also in this kind of situation.. It breaks my heart if i couldn't full fill my promise to my kids.

Anyways i hope Katie will get well soon and full fill that promise some other day. :-)

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