Naturally, we all -- the four of us, plus my parents -- spent the entire week sick! Seriously: we have had a winter (and now, Spring!) unlike any other we can remember. It's been one wallop after another! In fact, CAM spent all of Friday night when we got home, awake and sobbing because her ear hurt. A call to the doctor and we ended up at the on-call office Saturday at 8, and she has a full-blown ear infection. (Thank goodness for amoxicillin. That stuff is pure miracle liquid with CAM; after two doses, she was back to herself!)
The good news was that we had no agenda for break, so we were able to guiltlessly nap away our days.
The bad news was that it was a wash of a break.
But then we were back in Maine, and Mick went to work Saturday and as a family we lounged about and did nothing Saturday. (Except for hockey clinic and the doctor's office. But once we got home, we were back in jammies and doing nothing!)
And Sunday morning -- no alarm set, no agenda again -- I woke up to hearing WHM singing.
"Time to get up! Time to get up! It's morning time ....
"Time to get up! Time to get up! It's morning time ..."
(If you're familiar with the "Elmo's World song from Sesame Street, it was sort-of that type of sing-song-y.)
His room filled with sunlight, and he was well-rested and happy and sang himself awake.
That swelled my heart overflowing with joy every time I thought about it and quite literally got me through the Sunday blahs and the grind of Monday. Every time I think about it, my heart smiles.
Boy oh boy, do I love my little guy.
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CAM lost her second front tooth this morning! We actually thought it would go for sure last week, so we brought her tooth fairy pillow with us to New York. Nope. Darn thing hung on.
It was barely there this weekend and Monday we thought, "oh ... it's going. She's hanging on to it to have the thrill of it coming out at school, but it's coming today."
We could twist it about 360 degrees around and wiggle it and jiggle it, but it would not come out!
Mick was convinced she was going to swallow it while she slept.
This morning I woke CAM up for school and she covered her head with her blanket. I was in her closet looking for her gym uniform for today when she bolted upright, "MOMMY! My tooth came out!"
And a dreary, gray, damp and cold, rainy Wednesday turned into a morning filled with smiles and joy.
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Truly: some mornings are okay!