Sick – at Daddy’s work

Lillian has had a cold the last few days. Today she had a bit of a fever. Effie at the child care centre called me, suggesting she go to the doctor. At lunchtime I took her to see Patrick Campisi, our doctor at the Student Health Centre, just across the road from my office. Patrick said it was just a bit of a cold, nothing to do but give her some panadol to keep the fever down, and rest, fluids etc.

But what to do with her now? Teresa was at work, and I had urgent work to complete. I asked her if she’d like to come to my office. She seemed to think that was a good idea. I was hoping she’d curl up in a chair and sleep.

Lillian is popular at work, especially with the women. People were running around finding toys, pens etc. for her to play with. She was soon very well supplied. But she did spend much of the afternoon trying to sleep in my lap. Surprisingly, I did manage to get some work done.

When Teresa finished work she picked Lillian up while I stayed on to finish my tasks.


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