The 21st, his actual bday, we celebrate Christmas with the Reneau side at Uncle Chris and Aunt Tiffany's. He gets a candy vending machine, fabulous, from Grandfolks, and gets a darling gum ball machine cake.
We worried about my folks, but they want us there and assure us they've gotten shots. But that night, we leave as we do not want to infect my brothers' families. So, we miss seeing them the 26th, and go about the business of suffering the full 10 days.
We managed to dress the kids for a quickie Christmas pic--
So then! James and I wind up returning to doctors (St Joes and I go to the Bryan clinic) and he's dx'd with a sinus infection and I'm dx'd with an ear infection and wheezing. New prescriptions.
Fast forward to Jan. 9. Wendy is scratching. I discover a new (2nd time) head lice infestation! As I am at HEB, filling the prior lice script, my doctor calls with my recent lab results--low iron, and I have a UTI! So, I wait a little longer until my new antibiotic is filled (mind you, I finished my other antibiotic less than 24 hours before.)
All weekend long I duke it out with the lice, sanitize our home, again, email the school.
Seasonal affective disorder is real, but I can't help but wonder if winter bugs of all sorts are really to blame!!!
Below is the invitation to the party that shoulda been--