Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We miss Daddy

Little Elvis is feeling much better, thanks for the well wishes. Poor little guy had to endure a fever, a sleepless night, a reduced appetite and a very fussy Mommy, but he's doing much better now.

Bob and I are very much a team when it comes to our little guy. When I'm at home, I call Bob (probably too much for his liking) to ask about his opinion on the craziest things -- He didn't want strawberries, I think I'll give him bananas. I know he had one at breakfast, though. What do you think?... Should we go on a walk now or later? (ok, Bob's a meteorologist, I feel justified there.) He's been crying for 45 minutes, should I just go in and get him?

It's hard not having such easy access to Bob. When Little Elvis was running a fever I called Bob twice to get his opinion on the medicine. Mainly, I just wanted his support. But I also want him to know what's going on. He listened and laughed while our feverish Little Elvis chattered at midnight. (My parents then took my feverish and not sleepy child at 4 that morning so I could finally get some sleep.)

Bob listened to me vent the next night after it took me a couple of hours to get Little Elvis to sleep. I was so tired after my sleepless night. Little Elvis would not stop fidgeting. He was exhausted, but couldn't get comfortable. He finally went down, though, and slept until 7:30 the next morning!!!

Bob has also listened to the growing list of foods that Little Elvis has decided to hate. My son, the excellent eater, has become picky. I think he's finally realized that he doesn't have to eat everything we put in front of him. The good news is that strawberries and blueberries are back on the good food list.

Oh, and Bob got to listen as I told him that Little Elvis refused to go to sleep the next night, so I let him watch "The Andy Griffith Show" with me and my parents at 10 p.m. before trying to put him back down. I am obviously a terrible influence without my husband.

On a more positive note, Bob still sings "Rubber Ducky" to Little Elvis each night at bathtime. I call Bob, turn on the speaker phone and Little Elvis gets to hear his Daddy sing one of his favorite songs.

Visiting my parents is great and fun, but I know Little Elvis misses his Daddy and I definitely miss my husband.

Not only is he a great husband and great father, he's also my techno guru. My mother and I are both college-educated. I used to work for an internet company. But neither of us could figure out how to get my computer to hook up to her modem. Seriously. I have cute pictures. I want to work on a music video. And I can't. I need Bob.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. I am so sorry Lil' Elvis has been feeling so sick. I hope he is on the up and up soon. When J travels I get very tired and have a hard time keeping up. Try not to expect too much out of yourself and get some resting time in. Hugs.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Laski said...

Awe . . . we are so much alike. Thank goodness for great husbands and super fathers.

Hope Elvis starts feeling better soon :)

11:34 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

It's great the Little Elvis has such a wonderful and involved dad and that you have such a cool husband. Hope LE is back to his normal self soon.

12:37 PM  
Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Glad Elvis is doing better, and I am glad that you had a good trip!:)

3:52 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I rely so much on my husband too. I hate being anywhere without him.
I hope Little Elvis is better soon, poor you and he!

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

Awww, poor little guy. When are you going home?

11:11 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

i know what you mean....
i've been missing The Mr for 11 days. he'll come home friday.

it's worse when he's out of the country and we have a 6 hour time difference. i'm afraid he'll forget how big i am when he comes home. (:

that's great that bob still gets to sing to him, tho.
good luck

7:45 PM  

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