Thursday, January 20, 2011

All About Him

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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  1. Such a fun way to handle a sick time! Get completely well soon to Keegan.

  2. Though sick days with kids are no fun...I loved those times when you got just one of the kids alone, read and cuddle, play games...some alone Mommy time for them is good too!
    Hope he feels all better by tomorrow...we've had that yucky throat thing going around the schools here. :-(

  3. i'm glad to hear your babe is on the mend. whenever i hear moms talk about how much they enjoy having their kids home from school it makes me think that's why homeschooling can be so great. but, i know it's not for everyone. i never thought i would homeschool, but i just can't imagine putting ezra in school yet. things are leaning toward homeschool for us for the next 10 years of moving around for michael's career. fortunately, it's something i can see myself doing. glad you got to enjoy time with your boy - of course under different circumstances would be better. but, at least you got a chance to help him feel better when he was down.

  4.'s so hard when they are sick. I had my tonsils out when I was three; I remember all the popsicles I used to eat.

    Sounds like you guys had a lovely day. Book stores always cheer me up. What a good mama you are; raw meet and eggs are gross. :)

    Sending loves of healing vibes. xo

  5. oh, sorry to hear he is under the weather, but sounds like he may be on the mend - popsicles always help!

  6. Sounds like a great day (well not poor Keegan being sick but you know what I mean:) and I am sure you helped him feel a lot better, there is nothing like one on one Mommy time!

  7. i hear you on the meatball making - serious ick factor. i hope keegan is all better soon. bookstores always make me feel better :)

  8. It's always hard to see kids struggle with sickness - glad to read that your little guy is back on his feet again.


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