In case you didn’t know, it is possible to be a 31 year old mother and get an ear infection. In fact, it’s possible that your sinus infection might turn out to be the first ear infection of your life. And it’s possible that you may have ear infections in both ears at once and wake your husband up crying in the bathroom at 4 in the morning. (I’m weak. What can I say?)
They say that breastfeeding a baby can prevent ear infections, but I think that’s only for the baby, not the mother. So, tonight I am popping Amoxicillin and Tylenol and praying that I’m actually able to sleep when I lay my head down. I’m thinking that this must be some form preparation for Baby #2, who will need my tender love and compassion when he cries and pulls his ears. I promise, here and now, I will have compassion on that child.
Ear Infections = Worst Thing Ever.
That said, I don’t have anything to write tonight. So instead I’ll send you to a few interesting blogs I read this week:
Emerging Mummy: “In which I am a biblical woman” Great stuff.
Elizabeth Esther: “Books for your spiritual journey (my top 5 picks from 2010)” It includes Mary Karr’s Lit, which is probably my favorite read of 2010. I haven’t read the others but I’m intrigued.
Leslie Miles: “If We Weren’t Here, They’d Still Be” This is one of my husband’s favorite style blogs. He showed me this post yesterday when I was feeling sorry for myself. Seriously, some of the most incredible photos of animals I’ve ever seen. You have to look at it. Please. Trust. Me.
That’s all I have to share. (I haven’t read much online this week.) And I’m feeling pathetic and need to lie down. If you’ve learned anything from this blog post, let it be this: Please feel very, very sorry for the children around you who have ear infections. They mean it when they cry.