When Brandon and I lived previously in Egypt, we arrogantly thought that we were safe from ‘Pharoah’s revenge’ when after a week we were still healthy. By the third week, we knew better.
So this time we were prepared and waiting and it came as no surprise that Sophia was the first to succumb. One of her favorite pastimes is to wheel our jog stroller around the entryway by grabbing the front tire and rolling it. She is still crawling and loves to chew on everything, including those hands that were just grasping the wheel that was just rolling through the streets.
She is doing better now, after three days of fever that didn’t want to respond to a potent combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen. The fever having passed, she has now decided that food holds no interest for her – not even sweet delicious Egyptian grapes. I have been reminded, again, that babies have fierce wills and really only do things that you ask because your will happens to coincide with their own at that time.