Wednesday November 16th:
We begin packing for Thanksgiving travel. We weren’t looking forward to dealing with eight hours of planes and layovers, but hey the family wanted to see the twins. The day goes uneventfully, and I spend the evening doing a double load of homework so I can be done ahead of time.
Thursday November 17th:
I wake up to discover Thing 1 has puked in her crib. She doesn’t appear sick, so maybe it was something she ate, or she had reflux. Packing continues. Cheap tablet is purchased to load with Wiggles and Elmo videos to keep the critters quiet on the plane. I keep an eye on my daughter, but she seems fine all day.
Friday November 18th:
Thing 1 has been quite sick, and has evidently spent the night making “vomit-angels”. My wife takes her to a health clinic, where she is diagnosed with Strep Throat. My family is warned, but we are told that travel may be feasible if antibiotics are applied soon enough.
Saturday November 19th:
The wife goes shopping for various travel items. While she is out Thing 2 begins heaving. Since we don’t want Thing 1 to have to go through another car trip if we can help it, we decide to let her sleep in. The wife comes home and takes to boy to the health clinic.