The Croup has landed on the Flashlight house. Man I was starting to feel bored, lazy, and complacent so it’s a good thing this happened! Feel the sarcasm oozing from every pore!
And even better is that there really isn’t a dang thing you can do about croup except maybe crank up some humidifiers. And at this point if it could possibly work, we’re all about it. We obviously need a bigger humidifier for the downstairs so he can be more comfortable during the day. So we may be off to Bed, Bath, and Boogaloo tomorrow with our fistful of 20% off coupons to buy more. Given all the coupons they send us, we should get a humidifier for 246% off.
What was amusing is that in the midst of all this misery, J-Man actually had a really good speech day. In the doctor’s office, we sang the ABC song, and he did a great job getting most of the letters out pretty clearly, even while talking through a snotty nose.
In more talking news, I’m still diggin’ that he calls me Daddy consistently now. It never gets old after over three years without the ‘d’ sound in the house. He says it in a few ways with “dah-dee” or “duh-dee” being the most common, and with the last “dee” becoming “die” on occasion. Sometimes it comes out “dah-zee”, I think because the ‘s’ and ‘z’ sounds just showed up recently, and he seems to be enjoying trying them out.
Of course today being what it was, a couple of times what I assume was “Daddy” came out as “die-die”, which was a pretty fitting description of the day.
We took today off from school and had a day of rest, though I personally could have rested better on my own. 🙂 We also have tomorrow off because of Veterans Day. I hope to God he’s better by Wednesday. Missing too much school throws everybody off, including the students in the class who seem very aware when one of their number is gone a while. The Autistic Gang of Five that make up his class are getting thick as thieves, so being down a man or two definitely impacts the havoc they can wreak!