business as usual


This week has been particularly bad for asthmatics in our area. Per the pediatricians orders Jon has been on daily breathing treatments. The horror. Put a movie on, leave the room and the child will sit without moving for an hour. Put the same movie on, ask him to sit still with a mask on for 20 minutes and you’ve just ruined the rest of his life.

Because he hates it so much, we tend to put ourselves at his beck and call for the 20 minutes he has to sit there. During the past few days he has abused it repeatedly, until we’ve gotten slower and slower at answering his calls. Last night I heard him holler for Jackson four times with no response until finally Jonathan got fed up and screamed “Hellooooo! Am I talking to the wall here?!”

For the record, I have no idea where he learned that.