Thursday, January 20, 2011
I had originally planned a very different post, a post, well, pretty much about me. I don't mean to sound vain but it is my blog. (Wow. That really does sound vain but that is not at all how I mean it. I mean, I could talk about Mike but I've been given strict orders not to do so.) But when I woke up this morning, the sun was glinting off a little fresh covering of snow and I knew that I was going to make this day all about him.
See, Keegan has not been well since the weekend -- low grade fever, sore throat, lethargic and no appetite. His last four days have been spent moving from his bed to our bed to the couch and then back to bed. Our home has been much quieter but not in a good way, you know. The days have tended to be all about him, but also not in a good way. So yesterday I brought him to the walk-in clinic and he has tonsilitis. Just hours after starting antibiotics, he was feeling better. Today, even more so. And for someone who dislikes artificial flavours oh-so-very-much, he has taken his medication (cherry-flavoured) like a trooper which tells me how yucky he was feeling. We kept him home from school for one more day of rest and I took advantage to make this a day all about him but in a good way.
After a breakfast popsicle, I bundled him up and we headed to the bookstore. A new book and a cupcake is a pretty good start to the day. We watched a movie, we played some video games and we played Lego. And for a spatially-challenged person such as myself, Lego was a bit of a struggle but I did it for him. And for supper tonight? Spaghetti and meatballs, as requested for his first meal in four days. You know I love you when I voluntarily stick my hands in raw meat and eggs -- a good barometer for relationships.
With Keegan in school full time now, days like today, when it is just the two of us, are rare. I'm glad I took advantage of it.
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