Lists to Lose and Sick Kids

Filed Under: Life

I’m really good at one thing and that’s procrastination.

I got an email from the hotel where we’re staying in Chicago letting me know what the weather’s going to be like [79 on Saturday!] and I got this nervous [but good nervous] butterfly feeling in my gut and it was at that point that I realized that I have all kinds of things that I have to do before we leave on Thursday.

Clothes to wash and pack. Lists to make. Lists to lose and then remake. Groceries to buy so that Mom and Cara will have something to eat.

And to add to the insanity, both kids have come down with something that involves lots of snot. SO, first thing this morning I was speed dialing the pediatrician’s office so that I would be the first call that they took when they turned off their answering service. Luckily, I got them both in this morning at 9:30. I was worried that if I didn’t get them in that Mom would be left with a sick Cara who had to go to the doctor and we would be left with a sick Ollie-in Chicago.

Not fun thoughts.

I’m hoping that they just have some kind of crud that will go away on its own but I have a sneaking suspicion that they have ear infections again. At least they’re not being pissy about the whole deal.

It’s going to be very weird [and kind of scary] that Cara isn’t coming with us. I know that she’s going to be fine and that she has a blast with Mom but even though I’ll be having fun, I’m still going to miss her. This will be the longest that I’ve been away from her. I did OK when I was away from her when I had Oliver but I was a bit preoccupied. Maybe I’ll be so preoccupied with BlogHer that I won’t miss her too terribly.

Anyway, I gotta grab two kids and toss them in the shower with me so that we can get to the doctor’s office.

Wish us luck.

Image|Steve B Chamberlain