If I had been more awake, I would have grabbed my phone and shot a picture of Peter doing “Ring Around The Rosie” with Samuel at 7:15am.  You would never have guessed by the look of glee on his face that his temperature had just registered 100.0 – finally.  He’s been asking me to take his temperature for days, now, hoping against hope to get what Matthew and Samuel have so he could stay home from school.

Last night, it was 99.3 – not quite high enough to warrant a day off of school.  This morning, the first reading was 98.6, the second was 99.1, then finally, he hit the 100 degree mark – his ticket home for the day.  I have to admit wondering briefly if he had been able to figure a way to beat the ear thermometer, but it was too early and I had not had any coffee yet.  I decided to think about that when my mind was awake and fully functioning.  I’m still waiting for that to happen, by the way, which begs the question, is it possible to blog with only half my brain awake?  I guess that is yet to be seen.

So why is my brain still half asleep at 8:05am?  Well, I’ll tell you.

I went to bed at 10:30 last night.  At 10:45, Samuel came down coughing and crying.  I had already given him Benadryl and Motrin at 8pm so he couldn’t have anything else.  He went potty then tried to crawl in bed with me but I took him back upstairs and put an extra pillow under his head and tucked him back in – to his own bed!  I think he stayed there until 3am, but I’m not sure – those in between hours get so blurry.  When he came down at 3, he told me he would feel better if he could just sleep in my bed and I was too tired to argue.  I told him he could sleep with me as long as he stayed on daddy’s side of the bed and didn’t talk!  (Daddy couldn’t argue because he was away on business last night.)  So he slept – for a while.  At 5am, he woke me up to ask me if it was time to wake up.  At 6am, he woke me up to ask me if he could turn on the TV.  At 7am, he woke me up to tell me it was 7 and he was going to go poo poo on our potty.  (Gee, thanks for that announcement.)  At that point, I knew I had to get up as well.

So forgive my blog post if it’s incoherent.  I have a feeling I will be saying that to a lot of people today.  And if you are able today, take a nap for me.  I have a feeling it’s going to be a long one.

Now, where did I leave that coffee cup?