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Feverish Burnout Week

So when I said "Happy Monday" (see below), what I really meant was "Lukka, be prepared for a 90mph week full speed ahead, just look cute in your jammies for now"!

For the last three days we've done nothing but errands from 8:30AM-noon, had fitful naps, and long, cranky evenings. I promised today would be the last of it, and well, I got the result. Lukka was rubbing his eyes all morning, feeling warm and had a whopping 103.6 temp after his 3 hour nap. That kid gets burned out quicker than I thought! It's nice to have a small (baby) reminder that this is NOT how being a stay-at-home mom is supposed to be--I'm supposed to "do" less and "play" more! This week, well, we just had certain deadlines to meet. They're met, and we'll be back next week after taking a breather.

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Lori said…
Those ARE really cute pajamas. I love how they are tight on the legs and you can see every little wrinkle and crease.
Glad you're done with all your errands and such. Today is my last day of work!!! We'll have to get together now that I'm free (sort of) and let the kiddos PLAY while us mommies play and talk too. :)
Hope Lukka is feeling better. Poor guy...

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