Monday, January 17, 2011

In A Perfect World

I so wish kids had some kind of hidden healthometer so that you could just flip a panel, glance at the screen and see whether they are:

"perfectly healthy but hungry and/or tired"
"perfectly healthy but needing some attention"
"feeling a little under the weather but sucking it up because they want to go to school"
"feeling a little under the weather but being a giant drama queen so they DON'T have to go to school"
"feeling horrible due to a raging ear infection but are backpedalling and saying they feel fine because they don't want to have to take more medicine."

Gah. Also, I'm already officially sick of winter.


d e v a n said...

Oh man, put me down for 4 of those healthometers. Maybe 1 for the husband too.

Tracy said...

I need those, too! Along with:

"perfectly healthy, just wants to keep night waking in order to be with my momma."

clueless but hopeful mama said...

You'd be a millionaire, m'dear. Sign me up!

B said...

Here, here. Can we also make this healthometer work from afar, for instance, from within a crib so that you don't have to get up to know the reason for the middle of the night crying? Because sometimes NOTHING is wrong, the kid is crying IN HER SLEEP, and you end up WAKING HER UP because you felt so darn guilty listening to the crying...

And I was sick of winter before it even began. Today it is sunny and 40 here for the first time in forever and I am pretending it is Spring.