We’ve been stuck in the house all week thanks to snow and ice and school cancellations. Ella and I have croupy coughs and at 4 AM she appeared at the side of my bed with the resurgence of a fever that I hoped had packed up and left overnight.
This isn’t how I had planned to spend this week before Christmas and as I battled my sleep deprivation induced headache this morning I almost decided that I couldn’t do it. Not today. Not another day.
But then I took a shower and took some advil, put on lipstick, and decided to smile and be calm.
We ate our lunch on the coffee table while watching a little Thomas. And this afternoon I’m calling for a special nap session in Mommy and Daddy’s bed.
It’s all going to be alright.