Thursday, October 4, 2007

the post where mom is happy her kid's sick

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Hi, I've aged. How are you?

Life the last two weeks has been unkind. I've neglected my family, my home, and my blog. Yesterday, it came to a screeching halt.
"Mom! A friend at school gave me a little bug. Now everything hurts."
A nasty virus has invaded Amara's system. Her coughs sound like hyena screams. Her nose is so stuffed, it's grown. I know I'm a hot mom (snicker) but she's a hot-with-fever Bean. Oddly enough, I'm happy.

Amara duty has allowed me to exhale. No life altering decisions hovered above. (More on this to come soon - I hope.) My hardwood floors are spotless. The laundry piles are shrinking. And I still have time to enjoy Dad2Amara's company when he arrives home.

So I am happy Amara's sick. Her fever broke and can only play in spurts. But consider this: If Amara was 100% healthy, I would not have been home to witness my pumpkin evolving into a ballerina.

6 comments :

  1. Oh, thank goodness. I thought I was the only one who ever felt content when her kids were sick or injured. The other day my older son was very distraught after our cat attacked him. I wiped his tears, held him in my arms and then carefully cleaned and medicated the swatch, feeling sad for him but also very happy.

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  2. I'm so glad you are able to take a breather and just kind of let go for a little bit.

    I hope Amara feels better soon though! I love her costume.

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  3. Take a little "break" and focus on the mundane! It really does help sometimes.

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  4. Laurie - I love when Amara comes running to mommy to bandage a cut or because she's bumped her head. I just know that sadly, one day, she won't be needing me anymore.

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  5. Hazel - Do you know how I get so many things for her dress up box? I scour Target the weeks following Halloween for anything that could fit her at 50 or 75% off!

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  6. Makes sense to me! Some of my best memories of being a kid were the times when I stayed home sick cause my mom spent a lot of time with me and I got to do special things, in little spurts when I could. Once when I was almost DEATHLY ill my mom got some of her old childhood Barbies from the attic, bought me a new Barbie of my own, let me play LiteBright in the living room, let me stay up late, and made me homemade eggnog! I was knockin' on death's door, but when I recovered, I cried cause I had to go back to school and couldn't stay home with mom anymore!

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