I got a house of puking, snotty, feverish children over the holidays—Flora went down just before Christmas an barely made it through the Christmas Eve festivities, Cinder felt a tickle in his throat on Christmas Day and was down for the count on Boxing Day, and Ender woke up on the 27th puking. Today, Flora’s recovered but weak, and the boys are still fading in and out of consciousness between bouts of hydration and med top-ups.
And I love it.
Because, this sickness? I know what to do, how to help. Liquids and Tylenol to knock down the fever, Gravol and ginger for the tummies. Rest, baby. Have some tea. Let’s cuddle and watch a movie. I know, that cough is killer. Gargle with salt water, eat some honey.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to set intentions. My intentions for 2020, as I’ve already shared, are to love more, play more, and also, rest more.
I am not so good at resting. And the secretly fabulous thing that happens when the kids—especially the little guy—are sick like this? I get to rest. I mean, there is all the laundry and tea making. But what they need the most—especially Ender—is for me to sit beside them on the couch and to love them. And so, I rest.
Did I just say I want my kids to be sick more in 2020? No, no, no, no. Enough illness. Really.
very very well said when you got children like we have the house is FULL of SNOT AND VOMITING .even more so being Winter,,.. very HEAVY FLOODS as well .. goes all over
but they are children .MORE EFFECTING FOR ADULTS ..
people never look at it/see it like EVERY BODY gets ill EVERY BODY has Snot Vomiting
coming OUT OF THEM
i take part in a lot lot research .i have m.e /long list health issues migraines .Allergies
list goes on
Pingback: The Year of Hell, with the Good Bits, too (2019 Collection) | Nothing By The Book
Pingback: The Year of Hell, or, why there’s nothing from 2019 in my portfolio – Marzena Czarnecka