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March 1, 2013

Does your child have a fever?

The Boy does today - I would tell you how high but a quick look in the cabinet for a thermometer and this is the only one I found:

I'll be honest I pretty much knew there wasn't one in there fit for human use but I did make the gesture  just the same!  We never have a thermometer when the kids get sick, never,but thankfully my Mother-In-Law lives right behind us and always has one - God Bless Her - ALWAYS -when the kids get sick I 'borrow' hers and well then it ends up being used on an animal and the cycle continues - for all I know she had to go out a buy a case of them to help keep my children healthy (she also stocks band-aids because I definitely won't buy them for my kids)!

Every time I take a kid to the Dr. I have to have this conversation:

Dr.: Has you child been running a fever?

Me: well yeah maybe!

Dr: How high has it been? Has it been persistent?

Me: well I don't know seems like when I touch their forehead it feels pretty warm but Tylenol or Ibuprofen seems to cool them down?

I can't tell you how many times I have had this conversation when I take a child to the Dr. - I know the Dr. is thinking "doesn't this idiot woman own a thermometer - you can buy them at Wal-Mart for $3!"

But how do you explain to the Dr. delicately that yes I do own a thermometer and quite frankly over the years we have owned quite a few but the places those thermometers have been is no place that you want to turn around and put in your child's mouth!!!!


  1. Oh Jent you make me laugh. I hope the thermometer receiver is feeling better.
    I offered to give my brother a shot of antibiotics after giving poor Annie a shot with the big needle the other day he refused:) Annie is great now a touch of pneumonia brother still sick just saying:) B