Monday, April 6, 2009

Today was the first day back to school after spring break...

... and Carlie? Spent the day at home. With me. Because? Coughing.

Coughing. And coughing. And coughing. And coughing. And then? More coughing. Constant coughing since Friday.

I took her to the doctor today and wasted my money on an office visit to confirm what Dr. Google and I had already diagnosed: allergies. We went to Sav On and walked out with Rx generic nasal spray $55, generic Claritin $12 and cough drops $3. Plus sour gummie vitamins, $9, because, yum.

I also asked the doctor to write a note saying Carlie does not have TB or whooping cough. The doctor partially complied and wrote a note saying Carlie has allergies and is not contagious. Because tomorrow? Carlie is GOING TO SCHOOL. I repeat. GOING TO SCHOOL.

And here's the part where I show off my really stellar parenting skills. I just asked Tim to go downstairs and close Carlie's door. Because the sound of the coughing is ON MY NERVES and making me MENTAL. Like, does she really still need to be coughing, at 9:45 p.m.? Have we not had enough? Is this a passive aggressive ploy on her part because I refused her request of mashed potatoes and gravy (and nothing else) for dinner? I think she's using her cough as a weapon against me. And it's working. I surrender. Just PLEASE STOP COUGHING.


Kathy said...

Hailey has had a cough for weeks too...may I suggest earplugs :-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

We did the coughing thing the entire week before spring break. Ack. I'm still tired.

I hope she feels better soon.

Keetha said...

I don't know why but somebody else's constant coughing is annoying AND it does kind of feel like they're maybe doing it on purpose. Just a little bit.

Hope she's all better soon.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

My poor husband has asthma and gets a terrible cough this time of year.

It wears me out so that by the time my kids get sick - and all three of them turn every cold into a long lasting cough - my patience is shot.

And then I feel like crap for being so annoyed.

I hope she's off to school now, note in hand.