Our family has been sick since Friday… and counting. First Isabelle got a runny nose… and the rest is history. She took the rest of us down with her.
I never knew how miserable a cold could be until I had kids. Gone are the days of me binge watching TV and eating soup. Plus, now that I’m over 30, I think I recover more slowly than I used to, but maybe that’s because my immune system is on overload and I no longer sleep. Details. And feeling miserable while your kids are feeling miserable… it’s all the worst.
The point being, I had big dreams of having a nice relaxing, adventure-filled week, which didn’t end up happening.
We did have a fun Fourth of July, though! We went to a parade in Edmonds, WA and the girls (well, mainly Clara) loved it. Then we had a low key afternoon and Tim and I put the girls to bed and watched fireworks out of our kitchen window. I never thought I’d be happy about the neighbors shooting off fireworks, but I was so thankful that someone near us decided to get in the holiday spirit so I didn’t miss out on all of the fun!
Lamest story ever? Yes. Let’s all move on.
Two brief conversations we had with Clara this week:
The moment I decided to stop walking around in certain types of underwear near my three year old –
Clara: Mom, I like your underwear!
Clara: But why can I still see your butt?
The moment I decided to stop hand washing our dishes –
Tim: Clara, have you been cleaning the potty?
Tim: I appreciate you helping, but the brush you’re using is actually for dishes, not the toilet.
How was your holiday?! Are you taking the week off or are you back to your normal routine?