O wait...at least that's what I always use to think.
Now that I am the Mommy I realize that it's not that Mommy isn't ever sick but that Mommy's don't get sick days. Even when they are allotted sick days at work or school they have to be saved for when the kiddos are sick.
InterruptionAlert: Excuse me while I regain my train of thought. Ava just brought over a bottle of silver glitter nail polish and asked to have her toes painted. Which is followed by a careful method of blowing on each single piggy one at a time until it's dry. She came up with that method by the way.
So where was I...Ah yes...Mommy's never being sick. I often find that it is better to go to school or work if sick versus staying home to be care taker of a child because children do not allow Mommy's to sit let alone rest while sick (or ever really...until they are teens and that's all they do).
So where do I start this story....maybe back on Tuesday of this week when I took Ava to the doctors for a rash. I should not have taken her because I knew it was due to a skin irritation and to treat with Aquaphor and Benadryl but alas my Mommy guilt crept in and made me doubt my instincts. All those annoying what ifs came to mind and so to the doctors we went.
Now since the doctors thought it may be a strep rash they put her in with all the other sick kids. One certain 9(ish) year old boy was standing next to her and just straight coughed all over where she was playing. Ummm, I so wanted to turn and say didn't your Mother ever teach you to cover your mouth but they called us back. I proceeded to cover Ava in the purel that was in the room but it must not have been quick enough. She must have managed to get a finger in her mouth or nose or some orifice before I could properly cleanse it so by Friday (Thurs night to be more exact) she was all stuffy. My little baby came down with her very first cold.
Interuption Alert #2: I just asked Ava a question to which she replied sponge bob and pointed in another direction for me to look at. I have found that when she wants to avoid a question or doesn't want to be bothered she simply says sponge bob and points for me to look another way. Now my question is why sponge bob...she never even watches sponge bob and another question is where do they learn this stuff. Ok, I had to get that out....back to my post.
So since you do not give toddlers cold medicine she has been getting tablespoons of local honey, warm water, plenty of fluids, benadryl, and sleeping propped up with pillows. So we are just relaxing and waiting and not getting much sleep. Well, I am not getting much sleep. Aaron is also sick and became sick about a day after Ava. I do not have a cold but I have been battling upset stomachs. Something that became a common place for me after the removal of my gallbladder. Well actually about 8 months or so before they removed it. I feel I am most likely intolerant of a few things...the biggest being dairy and quite often my stomach gets pissed after meals that aren't bland and boring. Life is not fair sometimes. Everything yummy hates my stomach or my stomach hates it. So to get back on track I ate dairy the other day and so I haven't been feeling exactly peachy lately. So I have been trying to rest up as much as I can when Ava is resting because that's about all I'm gonna get.
After Ava's nap today we got out the art box and her tin of markers and crayons and some paper. The pictures aren't the greatest because I didn't want to use the flash or turn on the florescent's since Aaron wasn't feeling well so we just had dim lighting in a basement so yeah, this is what you get.
I also just realized that I never posted this video the other day. This is one of Ava's new favorite things to do.
She also loves to brush peoples hair and we already knew she loved dress up. Typical girly girl.
Before I go I will leave you with a Mothers Prayer I found in a book I have for activities for toddlers. It's called the Toddler's Busy Book by Trish Kuffner...it's got a ton of great ideas in it.
A Mother's Prayer:
So far today I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, I haven't lost my temper, I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or very indulgent. I'm very grateful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on, I'm going to need a lot more help, Amen.
I'm not a religious person but found that to be so fitting.
Tomorrow we are off to JoAnn's to pick up supplies for our new to 2011...drumroll...art and music Tuesdays. Tuesdays and Fridays are the only days I will be home and Fridays are reserved for laundry and various chores so Tuesday it is. I feel with school and homework I get caught up and don't do special projects with Ava so this year we are instilling a special day for projects. I also have a few projects for myself so it should be fun.
Ok my arm is being drug away by a toddler who wants a Popsicle and since she doesn't feel well a Popsicle she gets. Til next time...