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My daughter was diagnosed with strep throat yesterday. I took her home and started a course of anti-biotics.

At one point in the afternoon she decided that she really really wanted to go play in the playground. I was surprised to see so much energy in a sick child but was willing to go out for a little while.

However, I needed a short rest. So I lay down for a few moments to renew my energy. My daughter was impatient. She wanted to go to the playground ‘right now’. She did not want to wait for 10 or 15 minutes of rest.

She sat on my bed complaining and whining for a while. Then she lay her head on my side, and was quiet. I lay there, relishing the silence, happy that she’d finally calmed down. A minute later I looked over and she was fast asleep. She slept almost 2 hours.

When she awoke it was dark and she was groggy. She ate some dinner, watched a video, and went back to bed.

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  1. Mary | December 8, 2006 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    So precious! I hope she feels better real soon!