This morning was quite the introduction to the week! Peter woke up at 5am asking for a glass of water. He was wide awake and wanted to lay on the couch, so I let him and went back to lay down with Kate and Luke who had both woken up when I got up to help Peter.
Well, 15 minutes later I heard Peter dry heaving.:( He vomited twice....but thankfully didn't have much in his stomach. Thinking back to yesterday, he didn't really eat a whole lot all day so his stomach was probably bothering him then.
I set Peter up on the couch with his pillow and a sheet and a cartoon to watch. I always feel so bad for the kids when they feel lousy!
I helped Luke get ready for school. While I was helping him get dressed, I found a tic in his arm!:(
What a way to start the day...and all before 8am!
Peter napped most of the morning and I have to say that I was dragging! I was also trying to keep my anxiety at a manageable level! (Last winter and spring was filled with more than our fair share of illness for our family, so someone getting sick was making me panic! I have been hoping for an easier year, so a stomach bug in early October is not making me feel hopeful!) I was trying to keep Kate quiet,too, so that Peter could nap and she was very happy to have a playmate and came up with numerous games to keep us occupied.
As bumpy as the morning started out, spending some one-on-one time with my little girl that is growing up with lightning speed right before my eyes was a blessing, too. Since her brother was sick, we just hung out. My to-do list got thrown out the window....and we just spent time together. That part is a blessing.
It's these everyday moments that I want to remember(sans illness preferably!).....
|....Just watching her play....|
|....watching her chubby toddler cheeks....|
|....the way she concentrates.....|
|....the way her hair frames her face....|
|....her sweet little voice....|
|....just the everyday nothing moments...|
|....of Kate being Kate...|
|....even when her sassy side kicks in!|
I've been through the toddler stage more than half a dozen times before, but every child is different and brings their own share of joy and challenge to the process. Even though I think that I have appreciated Luke and Kate's littleness in a special way after having older kids that grew up way too fast(!), it is still catching me off guard a little at how fast time is going.
For today, I get to take care of my under-the-weather son and spend time with my little girl.
When I consider it with a different focus, it's not such a bad way to start the week off after all!