I love being a Mom. I swear I do. Some days I will stare at these two tiny people and literally wonder how I got so lucky.
Ava has started reading to me at night instead of visa versa. It's pretty amazing how well she has memorized some of her favorite books. I love story time.
Sunny has become really vocal. She "coos" like a pro. She tells her best tales during diaper time. I love diaper time.
But, on days like today I wish I could call in sick. Here's what a mom sick day looks like:
She wakes up with pounding head and the sore, dry throat that comes with not being able to breathe out of her nose.
Crap. A few years ago she would have made a quick phone call to her boss, downed a few nighttime cold meds and snuggled in. Not anymore.
Mom knows that of she's feeling this bad chances are a kid or two will be waking up screaming shortly. Little Noses, booger suckers and messy popsicles are in her future. she'll spend her day cuddling, drying tears and reading stories.
She may even forget her own pounding head when cleaning up mucus her toddler threw up.
At the end of the day she'll lay down, curse her aching head, her congested nose and her sore muscles and then she'll fall asleep quickly, so she has enough energy to deal with nighttime fits.
And she'll be grateful for her kids that night just like she is every night.
And someday, someday soon, those kids will be big enough to attempt breakfast in bed when she wakes up sick. They will color her custom get well cards and then they will head off to school, and she will miss them as she downs a couple night time cold meds and snuggles in.
Wish me luck today. At least I started the day off right. The breakfast of champions!