March 4, 2013

When Mom's Away

The lost week turned into the lost weekend, as I navigated my way through being thoroughly sick and taking care of two very active young boys.  I picked up some sort of cold/flu thing and was knocked out from Tuesday until Friday.  Thankfully Chris was able to stay home one day and let me sleep, which was much appreciated.  I often quip about how even insignificant circumstances like illnesses could be considered luxuries prior having kids.  Explain that to my pre-motherhood self.
Ginger tea
As I lay deliriously sweating in bed on the day Chris was here, it was oddly quiet downstairs.  At some point I wondered if he had taken the boys somewhere, but then I'd hear a toy drop or Soren asking a question.  What kind of magic did this man have over these boys, who when around me, are literally hanging on me, whining, fighting, and just being plain old pains-in-the-butt?

It's weird how when I'm away, even if it's just upstairs, that Soren and Jude are so different.  I'm dumbfounded as to why (maybe it's quite obvious to an outsider?) but I do have my theories.  I suspect it's due to competing for attention from mama, maybe against daddy or each other.  Or just a baby-ing dynamic that I've created in the boys, like they just need to be coddled and doted upon.

In conclusion, I suppose that I should just take more sick days, especially when I'm not sick.  People with "real" jobs do it all the time, right?

4 comments:

  1. I might make ginger tea today just because yours looks so good. Did you use tea bags, or ginger root?

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  2. Ahh ginger tea works wonders, doesn't it? Sorry you weren't feeling well. :( I'd love to take a "sick" day. Last time I was sick, Charlie was fending for herself for the most part and I was so thankful. James was in the pack and play or laying with me nursing. It's rough when you're down for the count!

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  3. Hope you're feeling better now.

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  4. Aw, so sorry to hear that you're not feeling too well :( You'd think the cold and flu season would be over already but with the amount of snow and cold we're STILL getting...Spring, where are you!?

    I think it's important to take a 'sick day' for yourself every now and again even if you aren't sick. I believe those are called 'Mental Health Days' ^.^

    Feel better!

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