Yesterday I got my first big lucky break as a stay at home dad. The night before I felt the beginnings of a cold and so I had some orange juice and tylenol and went to bed. My preemptive efforts were futile and I woke up exhausted with a nasty cold. I took my shower and had some toast and juice. My son, O, had been up to nurse and was ready to play! My wife left for work while I did my best to muster enthusiasm. After and hour or so he was hungry again and went down for his nap. He slept for three hours! I took care of some daily tasks like dishes and picking up around the apartment and tried to get some more sleep. When he woke up I fed and changed him before playing. He went down for a three hour nap after that and woke up shortly before my wife got home! I got really lucky, but its hard to imagine how I would have handled the day if he took his usual 30-60 minute naps. I also found myself wondering if he was aware I was sick and was giving me a break. Whatever the reason I feel like I got very lucky. Any dads out there have stories/tips from taking care of a baby while sick? I am particularly looking to hear from stay at home dads in CT but anyone is welcome to comment!