Today I am home.
I am washing my third load of laundry and attempting to figure out what to feed the Diva who is simply not herself. After a night of little sleep and lots of bacteria, we are both completely depleted; our energy is spent.
One of the hardest parts of being a parent, is having a sick kid. It doesn't matter the age of the child, it is hard to see my vivacious and energetic/always moving child turn into a body, lying on the floor (her choice) trying to fight an illness.
Last night, as the bug invaded her body, she informed me that her body was under attack from bacteria. She needed to rest so her white cells could fight back. As an observer of the battle that took place into the wee hours of the morning, I can say that her body put up a valiant fight and finally repelled the enemy!
And now she is tired. We are tired.
While she rests and watches TV, I plan to catch up on posts that I have missed, do some writing that I was unable to do over the holidays, and watch the sun spread its healing warmth and brightness through our house.
Perhaps we needed a day off; a day that didn't involve family or traveling or schedules. It is time to make the most of the day and the ability to stay warm and cozy inside.
Maybe I will also be able to take a much needed (and desired) nap!
* The Diva was back to her normal self when she woke on Friday morning - oh to be a kid again. I will need a few more days to fully recuperate!