I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sick and sick of it.
I have two sick kids. I am sure you are thinking, "yeah so what? You and half of the country have two sick kids, it is the middle of November". I know that you are right but in my world, at my house, sick kids are not only abnormal they are typically absent. We don't have sick kids. I have two girls, one will be three in January and the other is 18 months. Up until two days ago neither of them had ever taken anything over the counter, prescription, or homeopathic for any kind of ailment (other than a few teething tablets on the worst of days). Not today my friends, today my kids are running around this house with dripping noses and dry coughs as they fight off what is commonly known as the croup. They are loaded up with elderberry syrup and drosera tablets (you didn't really think I was going to say robitussin and tylenol did you!?) and down for a nap an hour and a half early. Thank God.
I have realized over the last four days that there is a reason God paired me with a man that was educated enough to know that with the right food and proper spinal alignment you can prevent a lot of the everyday kid crud that most families fight all winter. I am certain that the reason I was paired with this man known as Doc is because if I was married to someone that did not know this and my kids were sick all winter, I would lose my mind. Don't get me wrong, I feel so bad for my little people!! They are pitiful and I have juiced more oranges and wiped more noses than I ever thought possible in the last week and will continue to do so until they are well. I am just praying that comes before I need a straight jacket to keep me from drowning myself in the kitchen sink that is constantly full of dirty water and the parts to the juicer.
The purple skirt.
I am just being honest here friends. I love my life, I love staying at home with my kids and wouldn't trade it for the world. However, staying home with two healthy fun toddlers is completely different than staying home with two sick and whiny kids that cry or scream every time you say no, or yes, or anything for that matter! I have an 18 month old that feels so bad that if you look in her direction she slings whatever she is playing with at you and walks off crying. I am not kidding. And the meltdown of the day goes to Scooter who realized, today of all days, that her purple skirt that she wears almost everyday no longer fits her comfortably. Which doesn't seem like a big deal except for the fact that this is apparently the ONLY outfit in the entire house that allows her to dance freely and goes with her red sequined shoes. I tell you what, if I had a little more Janet in me, those shoes would have been flushed down the toilet at 8:24 AM this morning. Just sayin'.
The red shoes (and a really cute kid in a blue bow).
So here I sit covered in snot and elderberry syrup, fantastically sleep deprived and sipping on a decaf cup of coffee that my favorite person of the day brought to me when she dropped off the soup that became Doc's lunch. There are angels among us friends, and today mine is Presley's favorite Ms. Anita. So, that's it in a nut shell. I can't decide if I am going to nap or do yoga but whatever I do I better do it fast before the croup screws up my few moments of sanity I have been gifted (not because I deserve them I assure you). I am off to stretch out one way or the other. It's November, the month of Thanksgiving, and today I am thankful for a smart husband, a great friend and hot coffee. Have a blessed day friends!