I had my first stay at home/work from home experience this week as Cash for the first time in his life had a fever – 102.5 degrees. Meghan does this basically everyday and I’m in no hurry to switch roles!
One of the rare parenting tasks I do better than Meghan is working the automatic body temperature sensor.
Forget the old cold, thin, glass, mercury-inside, thermometer that used to be put…where you’d prefer it not get put.
These temperature taking devices these days are high tech…all kinds of settings, beeps and memory prompts.
All you have to do is swipe the sensor across the forehead to one side of the hairline and boom–you have the temperature reading in digital display! Cash smiles as it slides across his head and now, insists he do it himself. (I’m still the best at it in my house…for now…)
I was called in as the relief sitter for Cash’s regular sitter, my Mom, who was stuck home with the nasty flu-my sister and nieces also had touches of it.
We do have some back-up sitters but with the little guy not feeling himself and uncomfortable, it just made sense I stay home while Meghan attended her Chemistry class and lab that take up a good part of the day.
It’s certainly a challenge to feed, change, and play with an under-the-weather toddler while also working and being available for co-worker emails and questions.
Besides the fancy, new temperature takers, infant ibuprofen and acetaminophen now come in boxes with easy to fill and disperse syringes…which squirt a sweet and swift pain management liquid. Sometimes Cash will actually suckle the syringe.
Fortunately, Cash is feeling better and I’m able to return to work…let’s hope the flu had flown away from us.
I’m in no hurry to switch roles again anytime soon.