I feel like my kids don’t get sick all that often. Exception for the past month, which included two concussions and a thumb injury, they don’t ever get injured. And I’ve never had allergies before in my life. Julianna, in particular, tends to be a really healthy kid (due in large part to nursing – Sam was never ever sick until he stopped).
But holy moly, we are a wreck today. Julianna has a drippy, sad little nose, and she’s cranky and miserable because of it. And my eye was so swollen earlier after an hour outside with the kids that I could barely see to drive home. I took a benedryl, which helped, because I can now open it, but it’s still tearing and itchy and sore. Sore because I keep wiping the tears away – and it won’t stop. If I take another benedryl, I will quickly fall asleep, which would be lovely, but really not all that productive, given that I have three kids who still require some modicum of attention before bed.
In other news… I’m pondering a move… our lease is up in a few months, and we’re not sure if we want to move or stay put for another year. I like where we are, the neighborhood is pretty and the apartment is big enough, I guess. But we can’t have any pets, and that’s really bugging me lately. Now that the kids are getting bigger, I really do want a dog and a cat. Plus it’s far away from everything. I don’t have any close neighbors that I like, it’s ten minutes to the highway to get anywhere… but – it’s got a great yard for the kids to bop around in, and the landlord is fabulous – and it’s not super far away. Ten or fifteen minutes to get the kids to and from school and all activities, which isn’t a lot, really.
Bottom line, I want desperately to move, but am trying to convince myself that it won’t be too bad if we stay for another year.