Sick Days

I’ve finally decided that it’s time to pick up where I left off. After a long lapse in blogging I remembered how much I enjoy doing it. I also love looking back on what happened months and years ago. The story of my family, and how my life evolves as a wife and mother is very valuable to me. So here I am getting back to my long-lost hobby!

The first two months of 2015 brought a lot of illness with them. In January I came down with some pretty bad strep, and was in bed for about 4 days. Between Daniel and his dear parents, Gideon was very well taken care of and loved on while I recovered. Then my little man came down with a bad cold and we’ve been cooped up in the house for the better part of February. We are all sleep deprived, and feeling the itch to get back to normalcy.

It’s so easy to get into a funk when you can’t leave the house. I’ve made a few escape trips with Gideon, just to drive around and give us a change of scenery. I do not like focusing on the negative, so here goes some of the highlights of our time indoors:

1. Extra snuggle time. I forget all about my housekeeper duties when Gideon asks me to sit and hold him. I could hold him the rest of my life.

2. I have enjoyed not being “busy” with things other than the boys and the house. It’s been a nice break to really evaluate my life, and focus on how grateful I am for the two most important people in my life.

3. This time has forced me to be a little more creative in the toddler entertainment area. I think Gideon has had some of the best fun, and we’ve done a lot of laughing and enjoying each other.

my little bookworm spent a lot of time cuddled up reading books.

my little bookworm spent a lot of time cuddled up reading books.

Gideon is obsessed with his sensory tub. He asks for "bens" (beans) very often. Keeps him busy when I'm busy.

Gideon is obsessed with his sensory tub. He asks for “bens” (beans) very often. Keeps him busy when I’m busy.

It might be cold and icy outside, but Gideon was getting lots of baths!

It might be cold and icy outside, but Gideon was getting lots of baths!

He loves to wear Daniel's glasses (or Daniel's anything for that matter.)

He loves to wear Daniel’s glasses (or Daniel’s anything for that matter.)

We read Gideon's Thomas the Train book 1,454,283,9556 times. We want this book to die a slow and painful death.

We read Gideon’s Thomas the Train book 1,454,283,9556 times. We want this book to die a slow and painful death.

4. Daniel came across this :

let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food.

“Let food be our medicine, and our medicine be food.”

I say this little quote all the time, and to see it advertised on a medicinal item at the regular grocery store gave me hope!

Gideon seems to be on the mend, and he’s been fever free for over 48 hours. This evening he started coughing and his little nose got stuffy again. We’ll see what tomorrow brings!

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