Then the sun came out.
The end of THE EVENT.
At least I got some cute pictures of the little man out of this. And I will say, snow or no snow, the coat was a good buy. The temperature here in Austin this morning? In the twenties. That's actually COLD, I don't care who you are or where you live. If Ralph, woodland creature hunter extraordinaire, refuses to go outside...it's cold.
My winter boy:
I call this one...."MOM! THERE'S NO SNOW! And I can't lift my arms!"
To top off the snowless letdown of a day, we ended up back at the pediatrician's office in the late afternoon. Ear infection, round three. Or round one dragging out for a month. I can't tell you which, because someone's petrified shrieks made it kind of hard to hear what Dr. C was telling me about his ears. It sounded kind of like this "right ear ... WAAAAHHHHHHH ... persistent ... WAAAAAHHHHH ... two week recheck ... WAAAHHHHHHH ... just pay me my $30 copay and get out of here because you're scaring the other children" and off to CVS we went for another bottle of drugs. All I know is, he has this one last antibiotic and one last chance for the ears to heal. If not, we'll be referred to a specialist to investigate. So if you've got any "get-better-A's-ears" vibes laying around, send those our way.