Before I go any further, I have updated my Truths & Lies post to reveal the answers! Two of you were absolutely correct! The guesses/comments were so much fun to go through. Thank you all for making a rough winter week have some lightness and humor. Link HERE. Keep those terrible job stories safely in your mind or in your writings. I may compile a book someday!
And now for your regularly scheduled programming, or actually, not at all your regularly scheduled programming!
Scarlet woke up yesterday morning with her first bad virus in almost two years.
So of course, time stopped for us. I am an emetophobe but I’m also a neurotic (read: caring) mother so her vomiting and fever were almost a relief after she woke up and told us she had a headache! My mind took headache to scary and unusual places. However, a headache with vomiting and fever equals a virus, in my humble, non-doctor opinion. Four-year-olds get viruses.
And for comic relief value, I overheard this gem of a conversation, since the last time she was sick, she was only two:
Funny, no? I guess she’s lucky that she didn’t know what was happening to her. And thanks, Amber, for “liking” my status!
And then the minutes ticked by in a slow daze. When Cassidy was with Scarlet, I played cars (“byes”) with Des and he used new words and terms. “Please.” “I love you.” “Vroom vroom!” I entertained him. He entertained me, mostly.
Then Scarlet and I fell asleep together in a sunbeam after a particularly rousing episode of “Sofia the First.” The afternoon rolled on endlessly. I had her head on my left shoulder, and a “just-in-case” bucket to my right, that she luckily didn’t use.
Lately I have been worried that we haven’t bonded in awhile. That we bicker too much or ignore each other in favor of the other parent/child. And then this ridiculous virus arrived to bound us back together, or at least show us that we were never really separate after all. When a child gets sick, they want their parents. When a child is sick, their parent doesn’t leave their side.
And in this case, she wanted MY parents! Right after getting sick she asked if Nana was coming over!
We had wanted to attend a local home and garden show at Smith College so that we could walk around stealing candy, pens and other vendor toys. I had wanted to write a whole other deep blog post. Life had other plans today, and maybe this week.
Cuddly, sick day, horrible, beautiful plans.
And Scarlet did have a lot of fun with Siri!
I had fun with Siri too..
And Scarlet wasn’t the only one getting special treatment over the weekend. My 100-year-old grandmother too! This is my mom’s heartwarming status:
May you all be healthy this week!