Guess who is on round two of bronchiolitis?An early morning doctor visit confirmed that Annalyse, once again, has bronchiolitis. Poor girl - a croupy, barking cough is becoming normal for her.
Grady Lee rushes to her when he hears her cough and yells out to let me know "if she has sickies" or not. Sometimes her coughs get so violent she ends up gagging and out comes her last meal. I haven't decided if Grady Lee rushes to her because he truly cares about his sick sister, or if he's just excited to make a "sickie" announcement.
Because we had plans to visit a new children's museum and because I knew she'd spend most of our visit there sleeping in the stroller, I opted to take the kids and go.
A town near our home recently opened a small children's museum, which is really more of an exhibit-type playground. Kids can wander through a tree house, dress-up closet, miniature kitchen, and ship.
Once inside, the boys ran free from place to place while I strolled Annalyse to sleep. I love that they are finally old enough to climb stairs and explore things independently. Not that I don't thoroughly enjoy playing with my kids, but being the mom that was constantly racing down the twirly slide or climbing through tunnels or helping stranded kids get down stairs was not always delightful.
What are they doing?
Oh, exciting and thrilling things like putting bean bags in a bucket, yanking on a rope to make the pulley system work, watching the bean bags spill and slide down the chute, and then doing the same thing over again. And again. For 40 minutes. This is when I semi-checked out and got lost on FaceBook and email on my phone.
When Annalyse finally woke up, due to the minibus of daycare kids that arrived, we called it quits and headed home. Definitely worth the cheap $3 tickets for my boys to play for a few hours.
I'm not sure they really cared about flying the kite, I think they were just excited to be allowed to play in the street.
And now the day is over and my fingers are crossed that a little girl sleeps soundly tonight and isn't up a multitude of times due to heavy coughing. Time will tell...