I was over the cough enough by Thursday to work from home the rest of the week, and to take Charles around some Science Week things on Saturday, and to meet up with beckyc
for Bolshoi Ballet at the cinema on Sunday (all of which kind of deserve their own post) and I was gently cracking on going to work in the actual office this week and then ...
- I managed to take the only set of bike keys with me to a thing at the hospital yesterday afternoon, and Tony needed them to collect Nico from nursery
- so I tried catching a bus back to work after the thing, which in theory takes about 20 minutes, and in practice after an hour in horrible rush hour Cambridge traffic I disembarked and hoofed at speed to the nursery instead, and got there 10 minutes before closing, go me
- and then I managed to coax a 3yo to walk nearly 2km home, go both of us
- I have an essay crisis this week and really needed to work on it yesterday evening, and the whole bike-bus-nursery palaver didn't help.
- and then Nico would not go to sleep
- and then started crying like in pain and saying his ear hurt, and we checked him over for signs of illness and injury but found none
- so we gave him paracetamol anyway, because he was in pain
- and he did go to sleep almost immediately after that, and though he woke up an hour later pain-crying some more, he went back to sleep fairly quickly
- and this morning he was his usual full-of-beans happy self
- so this morning I took him to nursery and mentioned the ear thing
- and got sent home with him because the rule is no nursery for 24 hours after a dose of paracetamol
And argh, I appreciate the reasoning, and I want
the nursery to be as minimal an infection source as is possible with large numbers of small people with no sense of personal space, and I would hate it if Nico got suddenly iller and made the other children ill, but it was a sudden and unexpected inconvenience. Mostly I wish I'd known/remembered the rule before I cycled to nursery and back.
Working from home while in charge of a healthy and active Nico is pretty difficult at the best of times (looking after an ill Nico is actually easier because he tends to be quieter and less mobile) so I am not even trying. I have asked for an emergency day's leave instead.
(and it might mean I get something done on my essay? who can say)
Also posted at http://rmc28.dreamwidth.org/626574.html