So, I've been composing a post in my head about how Warren has been grating on my last nerve lately (nothing new there) with his incessant crying and clinging to my legs whenever I try to put him down. He's also been breaking out in hives (all over his little body!) ever since we got back from FL. Well, he got into some cat nip down there, and he hasn't been having any trouble breathing (although the hives DO extend to his neck) and Scott used to get hives a lot too, so I really couldn't care less about the whole shebang.
When he woke up from afternoon naps yesterday, they were pretty bad, and his left ear has been super gunky and blah blah blah, so Nick called and made him an appointment. I, of course, told Nick that he was being stupid, it was a waste of time, our NP was going to laugh at him, and that I was not going to have anything to do with it. I'd drop him off at the clinic and then he was on his own.
So, naturally, Warren has a double ear infection, the left one has already perforated, and she wants him on antibiotics. UGH!!! I HATE using antibiotics!!! Know what I hate even more? When my poor innocent baby is really sick and I just blow the whole thing off! What is wrong with me? I've always prided myself on not being one of those helicopter moms who are WAY TOO overprotective, but have I gone too far to the other end of the spectrum? Am I WAY TOO UNDERprotective?
And, what's up with all this ear infection business anyway? Everyone says that they get ear infections when they're in daycare, or when you don't breastfeed. Uhh, didn't breastfeed anyone, and Ava and Scott went to daycare FULL time for the first three and two years of their lives (respectively) and neither one of them ever had to deal with this! Liars! Those people who say that...they just want me to feel bad for putting my kids in daycare. Sheesh.