Is it February yet?
Oh you guys.
The cold and flu season has been very unkind to my family this year. I have to remind myself (or lie to myself) that these frequent spells of awfulness aren't a reflection of my seemingly poor mothering abilities. Although, to be totally honest, I am more than happy to take the credit when we're enjoying a streak of good health. *double standard alert*
Sick little Lottie quickly passes out on the drive to pick Eliza up from school.
Errands are put on hold indefinitely when children are sick. Those weekly outings and routines come to a halt and you are left to wonder, as you stare at your thinning pantry, what you will be feeding your family for dinner. Awhile later, out of the blue, you receive a text from a friend who has no idea how sick your little family is.
"Hey!" It reads: "I'm at Costco. Do you need me to pick you up anything?" You then thank your Heavenly Father for a friend who listens to promptings. An hour later, she's dropping off a rotisserie chicken and a bag of broccoli. You are set for dinner.
Speaking of having good people "close by"... on Friday night, Eliza asked her Dad to take her to the dollar store so she could buy Lottie and Henry presents to show them how sorry she was that they are sick. Coming home, she lovingly wrapped them up and set them aside until morning.
e Barbie puzzle.
Organizing the pantry...
Does anyone else do before and after pictures?
It gives me motivation to begin in the first place.
Here's hoping that January delivers a few adventures that aren't related to illness. But as Eliza and others have reminded me, I reckon that there's more goodness going around than flu.
Forrest is 20 months old
and still enjoys eating blue markers.