Bit of a blunder with the boy today.
Billy has been getting hives all over the place for the last few days. We are not entirely sure of the cause but we think it is probably avocados. Heidi broke a golden rule the other day, she fed him 2 new things at onceâ€”egg yolks and avocados. Now we don’t know for sure which one he allergic to.
She broke a second golden rule too. She gave them to him at night. This is bad because we could have easily missed his allergic reaction, due to its being dark and him being in bed. Neither of these rules would ever have occurred to me so I guess all those ‘bringing up a baby’ books do serve a purpose after-all.
Heidi felt so guilty about it she bought him $200 worth of clothes yesterday.
Onto todayâ€™s little blunder. Since the initial allergic reaction he has been taking Benadryl to keep the hives at bay. This morning both Heidi and myself administered a dose within half an hour of one another. There was some miscommunication involved. I wonâ€™t bore you with the details.
Let’s just say I had a relaxed day with him today, he was barely conscious all morning. I took him across the road to the playground to try and liven him up. He sat completely immobile in the swing like a bear that has just been pinned with a tranquillizer dart.
There was a lively little lad of about the same age in the swing next to him. He was cooing and giggling as babies do. His parents were looking over at the drugged Billy with increasing concern. â€œQuiet little guy isnâ€™t he?â€ The father offered. â€œYeahâ€ I said, â€œHeâ€™s high on Benadryl!â€ They became strangely aloof after that. These Park Slope parents are so damned judgmental!
And speaking of damned, hereâ€™s the damned cat:
She hasnâ€™t made an appearance for a while so I thought Iâ€™d stick her in. It is usually impossible to get a clear photo of her, as she never sits still. I took 3 pictures tonight, and each was a full 3-second exposure. They are all clear as crystal. I think she may be on the Benadryl too.