The one stinking time I write a post about ignoring my maternal instincts and listening to medical "experts," it backfires on me! Turns out that nurse on the phone was full of baloney...ended up having to bring Thing One to the pediatrician for prescription ear drops on Monday night anyway since swimmer's ear *IS* in fact an ear infection. Oh well, you can bet I'll remember that the next time. Live and learn. No major harm done and his ear is doing a lot better already.
Just in time, too, since my in-laws picked all three kids up yesterday for a week at Camp Grandmom! (Bless my sainted MIL.) In past years they have taken the kids either all separately or two together and then the third, but this year because of scheduling issues they have all three at once. The original plan was for them to have the kids until Sunday, but with Thing One's ears needing to stay dry through days of drops they had to postpone a beach day, so they are now going to the beach on Monday and I am to pick them up on Tuesday. I have no idea what I am going to do with all this peace and quiet but I'm sure I can figure something out.
Actually, the week is going to fill up pretty quickly. Today I have a bunch of errands to run, including birthday shopping for Thing Two, who will turn ten over the weekend. TEN. How can that be possible?? Then tomorrow is quest day...for my 3000th geocache (!!), I am driving over two hours each way with a group of friends in order to bag an especially cool one for the milestone, in keeping with the tradition. Friday Himself and I leave for our weekend away, returning Sunday. And while we are doing this the kids will be doing historical stuff and going to an amusement park and the beach and their cousins' house for a sleepover and generally having the time of their lives with their grandparents, so everyone wins. :)