This is the face of a sick little boy. Carter has been coughing for the past few days, and by coughing it sounds like there is some sort of giant Labrador roaming around our house. He gets the worst case of croup cough which might explain why he has a raspy voice.
When Carter asked me if I had anything to make him feel better I was at a loss. Nobody wants to see their little boy struggling through the day especially one that's sounds like he could eat you. I have no magic pill and these are issues that mom deals with much better than dad does. Unfortunately when Carter wakes up in the middle of the night who does he want? That's right, mom. I am sure it's a problem that a lot of stay at home dads deal with. We are generally not the nurturing ones. We can make sure they are fed, have clean clothes, and give them a bath, but when it comes to comforting them when they are sick it's something that mom is way better at.
But alas I can take the poor little guy to the doctor and I already knew what he had, which was nothing major, only that barking cough thing. Of course at the doctors office no symptoms are shown as if the door to the office is some magic portal to a healthy land. I don't think he fully understands how the doctor works though, something I will have to sit down with him later and explain. On the car ride home he asked me if he was all better now, as if breathing and getting your ears looked at is the cure all. Sure that's it! No more sickness you are cured. It was either something the doctor did or more likely the lollipops he got after. I am convinced that doctors know they don't have the answers all the time but as soon as the kid gets their hand on a lollipop magically they get better. So I guess I DO have something that will make him feel better. Next time I will have a big bag of lollipops on hand and save me the trip to the doctor's office.