We're Getting Better At This!

June 27, 2011

  Sky has a cold.  For any of you who have been parents longer than a few months, you know that this isn't really a big deal.  D and I didn't know that when Sky got her first cold right after we got to the US.  We didn't know that it was a cold at first- Oh my God, does she actually have TB?!  Nope, just a cold.  And we didn't know what to do.  We didn't know to, as D calls it, suck her brains or to give her ibuprofen when she caughs, or to baby her that little bit that she needs when she feels yucky. 
  We didn't know any of it and we had a terrible time dealing with that first cold.  We were up all night because Sky was up all night.  D was ready to rush her to the ER for TB and meningitis and anything else that you can think of.  We both felt awful because we knew she felt bad and we couldn't help her. 
  Now, when Sky came home from preschool with a runny nose, we headed out to buy tissues and some more ibuprofen and made sure we knew where the brain-sucking bulb was.  When Sky was a big crabby pants all weekend, we knew that it was because of the cold (and teething, that terrible monster!) and not because she was having attachment issues.
  When we first brought Sky to the US, D and I joked about getting T-shirts made that said "We're New at This". I'm think we could probably put the shirts away about now. I'm sure we'll want them again soon, but for now, I'm pretty proud of us.  I know we've only been doing this for four months but we're getting better at it every day.

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