Gerrick has gotten more irritable by the day this week. His allergies have progressively gotten worse. He takes Claritin year round, but even mixed with Sudafed, it is not working this spring! He hasn't slept well the past two nights. He's congested, itchy, has a runny nose, and now his eyelids are swollen. Last night we gave him two doses of Benadryl and this morning we changed from the Claritin to Zyrtec. Hopefully, that will work better.
Anyway, this afternoon we were supposed to go to a homeschool class at the zoo. I thought if he rested all morning, he might be okay to go to the class and just visit the indoor part of the zoo. He grudgingly agreed to this plan even though he had really been looking forward to ALL of the zoo...
But then, five minutes before time to get dressed, he fell asleep. He hasn't napped since he was 2 1/2 (except for 5-10 minutes in the car a few times)--so you know he feels bad. I just couldn't wake him.
He woke up an hour later and said, "I'm ready to go to the zoo." Well, we live about 45 minutes from the zoo, so you know we've missed the class at this point. Remember what I said about him being irritable? Yeah, you can imagine how he reacted to this news. Here's my attempt to make it up to him--going out on the patio just long enough to eat an orange sorbet & ice cream bar. What was I thinking? Making my little nature lover go back inside on what is probably the most beautiful day of the year was not an easy task--all he wanted to do was go for a walk.
Now we're snuggled on the sofa watching The Pirates of the Caribbean, hoping these meds will kick in and make him feel better. Any advice?