It’s 4am. I’m about to roast some coffee and put Family Guy on and just soldier through the night. Abigail has been up several times already, mostly in pain. Her left ear was hurting, so I put in some antipyrine and benzocaine drops. Hopefully it’s not an ear infection, but after her congestion for over a week, most likely this is the case. Elliott has been restless and feverish all night, waking often just crying and complaining of “ouches” (and pooped in his pull-up which he’s never done before this week, when he’s done it twice). So, we’re not getting any sleep tonight. The sun will be up soon.
Tonight Sonya and I watched Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (again). Wonderful. Here’s the excerpt of the poem “Epistle from Eloisa to Abelard” by Alexander Pope, from which the movie title is culled:
Admend: Elliott is now up and watching Spirit, so no Family Guy, but you bet there’s a pot of coffee brewed. God help us get through today without passing out from exhaustion and finding Abigail and Elliott in the van, trying to drive to Totter’s Otterville.