Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Bits From The Sick House

If you follow me on Twitter or have seen any of my recent FaceBook statuses, you are well aware of the fact that this is not the house you want to be living in right now.

Sarah Grace got the party started with a bit of a cold. It got bigger so she shared it with Thomas. He added to his own misery by cocktailing that cold with the flu. Then Anna came down with croup. And then I sat in the ER with little Anna last night until the steroids kicked in and my baby began breathing normally again.

To say that today was not very productive would be an understatement. In fact, I was so wiped out that I just kind of drifted through the day. I did cuddle with children frequently. And I did tuck away a few moments.

Like when it took Sarah Grace and Elizabeth nearly half an hour to get Elizabeth's pull-up pulled up. And the giggling that took place in that hilarious half hour.

Or the look on his face when Thomas realized that the muffins he was enjoying so very much were made with pumpkin. 'But pumpkins aren't FOOD, Mom!!!'

And when Anna found that if she flipped the nipple on the bottle, it would make a satisfying popping sound and water would fly out.

Then there were those first few moments of nap time. Everybody cried for a few minutes, then peace. They were all so exhausted that after the obligatory wails of protest, they slept for no less than three hours.

And this Mama? She reclaimed her calmness.

3 comments:

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

I hope everyone is on the mend now!

The Bouldins said...

Poor sick kiddos! Is everyone feeling better now?

Memum said...

Joahua and Aubrey,
Happy Anniversary!

Memum and Pepop