My view now, sitting outside the clinic on what looks like an abandoned kid's sized table and bench set, waiting for it to open.

Only 4 minutes to the official opening hours, but no sign of anything happening.

I had a pretty horrendous night.

Went to sleep as early as I could, even though the little one took almost an hour to fall asleep.

The hubs kindly went to sleep on the couch in the living room so I could sleep better.

I fell asleep pretty quickly but woke up at 2am wtf because my throat was really hurting.

The hubs came back to the room around 230am.. and I couldn't fall asleep for the next two hours.

It was so frustrating.

The hubs went outside to sleep again so I tried my best to go back to sleep.

I was finally drifting off.. but the little one woke up and came into the room. At 515am. 😂

I let her drink milk on our bed and asked her to go back to sleep.
I turned to sleep on my side, deliberately not facing her so she'd not get distracted.

For the next hour or so, I was lying on the edge of the bed, about one-eighth of it, while she tossed and turned beside me, her head on my pillow and her back rubbing against mine. 😂

The remaining 3/4s of the bed was unoccupied. 😂😂

By now my head was throbbing, shoulders aching, and my throat and even ears were hurting.

No choice but to call in sick again. 🤢