Today was a day of rest and recovery in the Lord Family household. Our poor little one is sick with fever and has been lethargic and understandably cranky. We cancelled our picnic plans with relatives and kept our Buggle home instead, trying to encourage him to drink fluids, eat healthy foods, and sleep.
I experienced one of those mothering dilemmas in the baby needs aisle at the grocery store. Simon had been refusing fluids most of the day, so I was on a mission to buy him some flavored baby electrolyte water. When I saw that the ingredients included artificial colors however, I spent about ten whole minutes hemming and hawing (and calling Daddy on the phone for his opinion) over the decision of whether or not to purchase it. In the end I decided that as much as I am vehemently against any foods with artificial colors, the need to hydrate was more important and we would try it. Unfortunately, Simon did not drink it when offered, and think I would have been much better off sticking to brewing him some passion fruit iced tea. Oh well…sigh.
Tonight is another night of checking on the baby through the evening and hoping that by morning this fever will have broken. If not, then I will be taking him to his doctor.