Yes, I have mouth herpes. Fever blisters. Cold sores. Whatever you call them, it's all herpes. And I have it. Have had it, in fact, for as long as I can remember. (Go on with the teasing, I've heard it all. Go on. I'll wait.)
Anyhoo. I have one coming in on the bottom left lip. I put Abreva on it this morning, and went on my merry way.
That was, however, before MoMo didn't get a nap today. A 20 month old should never have a nap withheld. For any reason. Especially one so lame as "social services couldn't get their heads out of their asses long enough to schedule bio-mom's supervised visits around naptime."
When I got to day care to pick up the babies, MoMo saw me, burst into tears, and ran across the room into my arms. She cried herself to sleep in the car.
When we got home, I tried to rock her, and she didn't want any of that, letting me know by rearing back her head and clocking me square in the mouth. My teeth still hurt.
And now, both my lips, top and bottom, all over, have that tingly "you're gonna get a fever blister" feeling. Sores on both lips in late June in summer heat. NO. FREAKIN. FAIR. And nothing really prevents them or makes them go away. They are just flat miserable.
And all because some caseworker did not take my "DO NOT MESS WITH NAPTIME" admonition seriously.
ba-deep ba-deep ba-deep . . .
7 years ago