Monday, December 03, 2012
I'm slapping this post together on Sunday evening. My baby daughter has been
sick with a nasty stomach flu all weekend. (Read: Vomit. Wash. Repeat.) Monday
is Mrs. Van Horn's first day of work and I'll be on my own. In case the
vomiting continues past this lull or I eventually need to take Pumpkin to the doctor, I'm doing
everything I can in advance.
Instead of using a small army of sitters as I did in Boston, I've got Pumpkin in daycare three days a week. The big downside to daycare, as I have already learned, is that you lose it if your child is sick. Normally, Monday is a daycare day. So, on top of being preoccupied with Pumpkin's illness since about noon Saturday and all day today, I may be out of commission for basically anything besides caring for the baby tomorrow. (I can make the lost day up, but this really throws a monkey wrench into my plans for the week, regardless of how the baby is tomorrow.)
In any event, I am in need of comic relief and it came from Realist Theorist via the comments to this weekend's post:
In an announcement Friday that seems better suited for a fairy tale, a North Korean state news agency reported that archaeologists recently reconfirmed the lair of a unicorn once ridden by an ancient Korean king.Remember this sterling example of sharp workers' journalism the next time you hear the old canard that communism is somehow "scientific". It is doubtful that bringing it up to someone who would say such a thing would do any good, but it could be fun, in any event.