That’s how tonight feels. I am sorry that this blog has become a dumping ground for my bad days but come on, I need a break.
Tonight I am on call for work. Tomorrow at 5am, Brian is leaving for Seattle. Today, at daycare, Jeffrey had diarrhea three times and cannot come in tomorrow. I am so out of vacation it is ridiculous, not to mention the giant pile of crap waiting for me on my desk at work.
We have an appointment with the pediatrician for tomorrow afternoon so that maybe I could go to work and just leave early to take him to the doc. On the phone tonight, they said that they doubt it is a virus since it has lasted so long. They think it could be some type of food allergy. They can possibly give us a letter that will allow him back into daycare despite his propensity to poop.
This plan would have worked well except that we cannot find anyone to watch him tomorrow so I will have to stay home. With my perfectly healthy child. While my work sits on my desk at the lab.
This is where I wish I worked somewhere where work could be pushed off until another day or slid to the side. Unfortunately I work in a lab. We depend on the viability of cells drawn in blood tubes. That means you have mere days or hours to do your work. It doesn’t wait forever. That doesn’t mean that the things I’m working on won’t stay, but darn it, I’m still behind from taking last Thursday off.
Also, this completely throws any plans concerning Christmas and Thanksgiving visits out the window because I may not have enough time accrued to take off. Work will let me go time without pay for a sick kid, but not because we want to go out of town to visit.
All in all, this is no one’s fault and everything will work out.
I still reserve the right to be annoyed!