Ever had a day when you felt like this? I had a couple of patients today that required a lot of emotional support. A LOT of SUPPORT. The first one was eight solid hours. It's pretty emotionally draining. Which leaves me not a lot for the little curtain climbers at home. And motivation is pretty much non existent. Then I got a call from a friend who also needed a lot of support regarding an issue with her son. Which I don't mind. It's just that it is exhausting being all things to all people sometimes. I blame it all on not working out this morning. I'm sure it's not flirting with iminent cardiac arrest while cursing the sadist on my TV that has put me in such a funk.
I need to regroup.
Ah, there we go.
SoS has been having a hard time a school the last few days. He had been doing better and then completely backslid this week. I couldn't figure out what the problem was. He kept having notes home about being loud; but he has an ear infection so he's practically deaf. He finished his Z-pack today and, just for kicks, I read the package insert. I never read the package insert. Guess what? Side affects include hyperkinesis and hyperactivity. Which I always thought were essentially the same; but far from me to argue with GlaxoSmithKline. What kind of antibiotic causes hyperactivity? And why would you give that to an above average active kid anyway? His teacher must have loved
Since it's Friday night I let the kids stay up late, rotting their brains with video games and Disney YouTube. When I finally wrestled them away from their Videodrome (without the weird vulva in the stomach thing though) and got them upstairs, SoS starting bawling because I said he didn't need to take a shower. "But I don't want to go to bed all stinky!" What kind of seven year old is this?