With all that's been happening on my side of things I found that I allowed myself to get wrapped up in trying to be the fixer of all problems and solver of all drama which in turned made me sick...literally. After a little spell of the hot flashes and dizzy spells, I found myself voiceless, fighting to breathe properly, and miserable with a sinus infection right after Thanksgiving. It was NOT a pretty sight!
Well one morning my little guy came over to my side of the bed and rubbed my cheek with a drop of drool and I realized it was time to get up and get myself together. He was stuck in the house all week, no real play time with mom, and oatmeal became a staple in his meal plan (I HATED THAT!!) We made lunch, played a Super Why game and then headed to the book store to update his library collection (this little monster can tear up some pages!). When we got home he went right to sleep with no fight and woke up in good spirits (he is the fussiest when he first wakes up). DH even noticed a difference in the way Chunks' spirit was. NOTE TAKEN!
When things get crazy, a mom CANNOT disappear! Even if I want to just curl up in bed all day with no real energy to do anything, his temperament depends on me. He plays great by himself but there's so much for him to learn and new things to see and mommy needs to make it all happen. While he might cling to dad for somethings, he needs mom for some essentials. The bachelor diet of oatmeal and mac & cheese is great for a day but the nutrients in a home cooked meal is what he needs at this age and is actually used to. I didn't grow up with fast food and Chinese food and he won't either. Sick or Not.
I pray I don't feel that miserable anytime soon again but I'm learning to find a balance despite how I might be feeling, which is mainly TIRED!! I let Mommy and Me Day slip but we're picking it back up now that I'm better. So Chunks I owe you an apology, if my patients can get my hard work then my main guys deserve that and then some.