If Your Baby Has the Flu

If your baby has the flu {or suspect it}, you’ll need to leave work to go get her to the doctor for a flu swab.

If your baby tests positive for oh I dunno–Type B, you’ll need to stay home with her so that the other tiny human can be kept by Honey and away from the sickness.

If you need to stay home with her, then your tribe steps in asking what they can do to help.

If you stay home another day, you’ll need laundry detergent so you can wash the blankets and pillows and sheets.

If you wash the blankets and pillows, you’ll need to put away the other laundry inbetween dishes, taking temperatures, administering meds, and getting glasses of juice and packs of crackers.

If you stay home once more, you’ll wash more blankets and towels and pajama sets and change bed sheets and use lysol like it’s magical pixie dust.

If you promise your baby you’ll stay with her, when she wakes she’ll reach out to make sure you didn’t leave.

If you promise your baby you’ll hold her head while she sleeps, when she wakes she’ll look up to make sure you’re still there and drift back into what you hope is a magical dream world where she doesn’t feel her aches.

If your baby has the flu, she will need you for rub her head, brush her hair, tuck her in, get her crackers, get her a glass of water, help brush her teeth, and give her medicine at the right times.

If your baby has the flu, she will need you.

{AND}

If your baby has the flu, the moments she needed you as a tiny baby will come flooding back.

If your baby has the flu, you’ll realize it’s been a while since she truely needed her momma.

If your baby has the flu, you’ll be needed and you will soak it in.

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