...is something we wish we could be grateful for right now. we have been a house full of sickos this past week. B and I have been feeling kind of off the last few weeks and then our whole house got slammed this week. It started in Greyson (as it usually does) on Monday night and swept through every person in our house - ending with me today with the worst I've felt all winter. Runny noses, sinus congestion, dizzy, headaches, other various aches and pains. bleh. bleh. bleh.
when I was feeling a little sorry for myself, I happened to luckily read this beautiful post by Emily at Simple little home (guest posting at Rhythm of the home) and took a deep sigh (through my mouth as my nose is fully clogged) and thought, 'hmm, that's certainly a better way to look at this situation.'
We've been snuggling and lounging without guilt and without so much as glancing at the clock to feel bad about all the things we could be doing or the games we could be playing. We pile up blankets and pillows on our already comfortable couch to make it even more cozy and we let it just swallow us up whole - sometimes all of us on the same couch all tangled in a mess of sweatpants and blankets and hankies and pillows.
We've invented games to make children feel better (like racing to see who can finish their medicine dispenser faster and calling saline spray our "nose water fountain"). We've been eating soup at least once a day and guzzling orange juice like its pure sunshine. We dab noses with hankies and then generously smear Aquaphor underneath them and on our cheeks. All of us looking at each other with our sunken eyes and dry, red noses; we are a family simultaneously swapping germs and attempting to overcome them.
In a few days, we'll be over this little hump and go back to hustling and bustling around - cursing the clock for how quickly the time passes and tossing the kids in timeout without second chances. Moving through the day taking our healthy, able bodies fully for granted. But not this week, because we all are feeling a little shitty and somehow that makes us a little more patient and snuggly.
Hope you are all healthy and well.
and if not, drink some liquid and lay on the couch!