Happy October, all! I am so excited for fall to be here!
Sorry to all of you dealing with sick kiddos. DS (7 mos) had his first overnight with my parents this weekend while DH and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary, and we came back Sunday morning to a very sad baby with a fever and sniffles. He got better as the day went on, though, and seems back to himself today.
Despite not feeling good, DS has developed the adorable new habit of laughing spontaneously. He seems to do it in response to either an animal (particularly my in-laws' puppy, and sometimes our cat), a picture of himself, or looking in the mirror. He was being a bear when we left to drop him off at my parents' on Saturday, but as soon as we put him in the car he started looking in his little activity mirror and laughing like a fool. It was so cute!
I'm having a slight issue with our daycare, and I'm wondering if any of you would say something about this. We love our daycare provider and DS seems to as well. She's been running her home dc for over 30 years, had glowing references, and every time I come to pick DS up he's engaged with her and the other kids and happy.
My problem (if you can even call it that) is that there are several adults in the household, and a couple of them smoke. I hate cigarette smoke and can sniff it out anywhere, so I am almost certain no one smokes inside the house (at least not the downstairs where the kids are), but there was a full ashtray on the porch when I came the other day and I've seen her daughter and son-in-law smoking right out front. I'm vaguely bothered by DS being even in the vicinity of people smoking so frequently, but since they're not actually doing it around him and he's not in rooms with secondhand smoke, etc., I can't even cite specific health concerns. DH hates smoking even more than I do and he isn't concerned, and I'm not sure what I'd say anyway, but I can't quite let go. Thoughts?