It's happened before. I get lazy and get caught off guard by our daughter. No, not Addie, but the one without the brain. You cannot tell me that she doesn't know what she's doing. I think she finds it very amusing that she can stress her mother out so easily just by having a fever. A fever that has no outward cause or origin. I'm sure you're wondering what this has to do with me getting up early and getting the meanial tasks out of the way, so that I am free to do her bidding. Well, today she spiked a fever of 102. Not good for our little bird. I tried to get it to come down but decided that since it's a holiday weekend (ahem, Layla!) that we should probably go see the doctor just to be on the safe side. When I called at 8:15, they wanted me there at 8:30. What?! Sean was still in pj's, same for Addie, I was dressed but certainly not ready, nor was Layla. Thankfully, John was able to come home and watch the other two while Layla and I hurried to the doctor.
We made it to the pediatrician's office, but not by 8:30. They are kind to us, espeically since we're in there so often. There's nothing outwardly wrong with Layla so we headed over to the imaging center to get yet another chest x-ray. I realize that we have been there way too often in our short year living in Huntsville, when they recognize us. I wonder when Layla and I will begin glowing in the dark from all of the radiation. We're awaiting the results of that and the nasal flu swab. I pray for no hospital visits.
People always ask if Layla can communicate and I'm sure they look at us like we're crazy when we say that she can. But I think incidents like today show exactly how well she is able to get what she wants. I told her if she wanted to spend time alone with me, a fever was not necessary. She's such a diva!