|Sick #1: Charlotte's ear infection. Note the green snot and the drool on my shoulder|
|Sick #2: a fevered nightmare that woke him with 2 minutes left in the Superbowl. We didn't have time to wrestle him back into bed, so he got to watch the rest of the game. He loved Daddy's victory dance through the living room when the Patriots won.|
I'm trying to look ahead to upcoming events, but many of those are stressful, too. I thought about trying to take a long weekend in Florida over the kids' spring break, but for us to even fly somewhere inexpensively starts at $1,000, and then we would have rental car, hotel, food, entertainment... There is kindergarten enrollment, but kindergarten is only a half-day here, so I have to figure out half-day care for the days I work (more $$$). The boys are turning 5, and I am planning a birthday party for them, with an overwhelming guest list (HOW do we have more friends every year?). Enrolling the boys in summer camp, possibly choosing a new preschool for Charlotte, likely changing pediatricians. Little things going on in the background that are left for me to figure out, as they aren't Eric's areas of involvement.
We have had someone sick for the past 2 weeks straight. I am so lucky that Eric works from home and will stay home with the kids and take care of them so I can continue to see my clients. But it is sad to see my angels sick, although we are also fortunate it hasn't been anything serious.
|Sick #3: currently has a fever. This was at a birthday party a week before he actually was sick, but it captures his current state.|
On the plus side- all of the kids are thriving outside of their viral illnesses. Asher is drawing and creating each day, and I love watching his concentration and his beautiful artwork. Benjamin has a mind like a steel trap and absorbs facts and information constantly. He remembers almost everything! And Charlotte's vocabulary continues to increase exponentially. She gets us laughing everyday with the things she says, her graceful dance moves, her stylish outfit choices, her obsession with her stuffed animals, and her spunky attitude. We've had many wonderful days together as a family where I am able to sit back and enjoy my children's company and admire the little people they are becoming. Along with my desire to fast-forward to spring, I have a desire to freeze time and keep them just the way they are.
40 days til spring (and Papa Nick's birthday)
46 days til the boys turn FIVE
61 days til I turn 35 (help! and please send Botox!)
63 days til Eric turns 35
102 days til summer