Ucking Ick

Max has some bug that makes him sound like Darth Vader. For a three year-old to sound like Mr. Vader is a feat. He’s coughed into wakefulness the past two nights. Jen, being the trooper that she is, stayed up all night with him. He’s OK during the day except for his voice. At night, it gets worse and the coughing starts.

Doing my part to help out, I have become the Family Medicator. I left work early to go get drugs. I got those neat-o new vapo-rub patches for him, some more PediaCare cough and cold and lots of “I have a cold, pamper me” snacks for him. I’m taking him to the doctor tomorrow morning.

As you can see, I’m not really doing much. Max doesn’t like me when he’s sick. He only wants mommy. He won’t let me put him to bed. He doesn’t want to take his medicine, which means I get to play “bad cop” when it comes time to give him his medicine. Yeah, I looo-oove playing bad cop. Let’s hope the doctor gives him something wonderful that clears this crap up soon.

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By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.

1 comment

  1. michaelbrown says:

    bummer, i know it’s hard when the kids are sick. julien has had a lingering sore throat for two days now, and we kept him home from school today. it’s hard to see a normally full-of-energy kid reduced to a soft lump buried beneath blankets on the futon. you know they’re REALLY sick when they don’t want to play.
    but as for the darth vader voice: dude, you should totally take advantage of it and record him saying things like, “together we can rule the galaxy as father and son,” or perhaps, “you are part of the rebel alliance and a traitor, take her away!”
    anyway, get well, max!

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