isn't it funny how you can go spend a weekend (or night, day, whatever) getting refreshed and relaxed, and the moment you walk in your door at home, it's like it all washes away?
that relaxing? not happening with children.
that refreshing? not happening with sick children.
one of the biggest things i took away from the weekend was to stop and pause...think about the good in the situation, rather than the negative.
i tend to be very negative.
the first 2 days home were rough.
olive was a hip baby. you can't get anything done with a hip baby.
i was so thrown off by it all, and did not handle it well.
my family was probably like "refreshing and relaxing? yah right."
but by day 3, and sick child #2, i was ready to handle it all with a new perspective change.
as i sat with milo at the minute clinic (because we don't have a doctor here yet) i tried to think of all the good in this situation.
-thankful for medicine, because milo tested positive for strep.
-thankful for the kind nurse that helped us at the clinic.
-thankful that mr. anderson could stay home with the other small andersons, while i took milo.
(germs, anyone? shudder)
so, when i got home from the clinic with milo, my thankfulness continued as i got a phone call from the school, letting me know that hadley had just thrown up on the playground.
-thankful that the school nurse was so nice on the phone, to me and to hadley.
-thankful that hadley didn't seem embarrassed by the situation--throwing up at school can be mortifying. just ask my dad who still remembers an awful memory of throwing up in like first grade. i'm sure he curled up into a ball and cried after i told him about hadley.
-thankful that i was able to just get all my kids out of school, when i picked up hadley. that helped so i didn't have to get back out that afternoon to grab the others.
-thankful for an afternoon of movie time.
-thankful that it's a passing sickness, and that they will recover.
i should have known that i would be in mommy mode, full force, after spending a weekend away.
i thought everyone would have just let me ease right into it.
i was wrong!
it's good though.
as i type this, everyone seems to be getting over their sickness---that is until the next one gets it.
it's like a fun gift they keep on giving to each other.
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and i should post pics of my top bun more often, especially on giveaway day. your comments were so nice!
i'm telling ya, that top bun was the only thing that got me through this week.
oh, and well, jesus too.
happy weekend y'all.