Like I mentioned yesterday, I have a cold. I feel like crap, but I’m not incapacitated. (Good thing, since Gruff is on-call and the only break I’ll get is if Smooch decides to nap. Three days ago he didn’t sleep a wink, day before yesterday he napped for three hours, and yesterday he kept himself awake for at least an hour and a half and then apparently slept for 30 minutes. It’s a toss-up how it will go today.)
And as an aside – moms or dads of older toddlers and preschoolers, is this how your child started to give up their nap? Because I remember about a month of transition from two naps to a single nap, where Smooch would go from day to day, either napping really long and hard or not napping well at all during that morning nap. And that’s how everyone told me I would know he was starting to move toward needing just a single nap. But sweet mother of God! He’s not even 2 yet! Is he really capable of giving up his nap this early?
Getting back to the cold – it’s been your standard little inconvenient illness. I have a sore throat and muscle aches and a coming-and-going headache. So the standard advice applies: rest when you can (ha!), drink lots of fluids, wash your hands, take Tylenol and Motrin. That’s all well and good, and even though I’m not better at least I’m not worse.
Then, the miracle occured. I discovered the cure for my common cold. Hershey’s Kisses Limited Edition Cherry Cordial! Ooooooh, baby. Sweet and gooey and oh-so-cherry-ey. Yummm. Cheers me right up, muscle aches or no. Paired with a Diet Dr. Pepper? Heaven on earth. I feel better already. Alert the CDC – we need to stock up on these sweet morsels for the duration of cold & flu season!