A Picture Is Worth



A thousand bottles of vodka. I have been fully initiated into the Ear Infection Society. No Sleep Till Brooklyn.

I think the poor boy is coming around the bend. Therefore, I declare this very minute through Sunday, Mother’s Day Extended Weekend. Until Monday, peace be with your ears.



  1. cocodrie says:

    Yessss – a Beastie Boys shout out!

    Also, maybe it’s my yet-to-be-initiated into the pleasure of motherhood, but for some reason even the photos and posts of Wito being baaaad seem adorable to me.

  2. Awww. Poor baby!

    And, moreover, poor mommy!

  3. you totally deserve a break. I’ll be over here clicking on your ads and cool links. poor wittle wito!

  4. Ahhhh….poor guy. If noone’s told you about it yet, go to the health food store and get some mullein garlic drops for his ears. They really help!

  5. Ohhhhh… poor all of you. The bottom left pic captures it best. Flea had an awful time with her one and only (so far) ear infection, but got over it very quickly once the antibiotics kicked in. Wishing you all the best (of health AND rest)…

  6. Oh even with an ear infection he is just adorable. Here’s hoping it passes quickly.

  7. Wito should be back to normal soon! Antibiotics really kick in after a couple days. And, it looks like those light eyes are here to stay! :)

    Last Mother’s Day, I was seven months pregnant and experienced the joys of Foot, Hand and Mouth disease a la Makenna. That was Makenna’s going away present from her brief stint in daycare. ‘It’s just not for sheep anymore!’ Holy shit. I thought ear infections were bad. We didn’t catch it from her, but enduring her pain and high temperature was torture for all.

    So on that note, have a Happy first Mother’s Day! :)

  8. Oh, I’ve been there, sister. Poor Wito (and you)! My best piece of advice (besides drinking heavily) is to put him to sleep in his stroller (i.e., partially sitting up). He’ll sleep better, and it’ll allow the fluid in his ears drain faster. Hope he’s feeling better soon.

  9. Ear infections suck. Get better, Wito, and hang in there, Whoorl.

  10. i am sorry you are (both) suffering. but on a bright note, his hair looks fucking adorable. he must get that from you. ;)

  11. Even though he’s not feeling well and cranky, he’s still so freakin’ cute!

  12. If it makes you feel any better, he’s really cute even when pissed and sick.

  13. we’ve never had the ear infections but the payback of collic for 9 months, i feel the pain.

    again, this is why we drink.

    why must every post and comment include the worship of alcohol?

  14. Oh, that’s awful! You are walking my well-tread path, poor friend. It WILL pass, and soon once the meds kick in. Even when he’s bawling, Anders is freaking cute. Happy Mother’s Day!!

  15. Darren McLikeshimself says:

    Poor little man… Feel better, Wito!

  16. *looks through collection of vodka* Whoorl, take your pick lady, I’ve got all the vodka you could need.

  17. OMG he is cute even when he’s feeling icky. I hope his ears feel better soon!!

  18. Sarah, repeat after me. Wito will outgrow them. Wito will outgrow them. Wito will outgrow them. Now, if you’re totally neurotic and can’t take it anymore, do what Shelly and I did. Get tubes. Once Zach got tubes, the 12 ear infections were a thing of the past.

  19. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Hope Wito spoils you :)

  20. Poor Whoorl and Wito! However…even when obviously upset and in pain, how freakin’ cute is that kid??? LOVE the little hairdo!

  21. Dude, we’ve got the ear infection at our house too. Boo-hoo.

    Here’s hoping we all get better soon.