Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sick and comfy

Today I am sick. Stuffy nose, sinus headache, weak body. It's not fun. The kids are all fine, and they are trying to make things very nice for their mama.

Here's a look at a sick day...

Mama in some comfy sweats and big shirt, bundled on the couch, reading when her hands are empty. Babies (still in their jammies) crawl up on her lap and snuggle, then get down and play. Kids doing school work, then coming to mama for some nice read-alouds. Bringing mama water, then going and doing more work or reading their own books. Taking breaks and playing with the babies and/or each other.

Lunch will be something easy...peanut butter and jelly and bananas, maybe.

More play and reading. Maybe a late afternoon family movie.

Dinner...I have frozen sloppy joe mix that I made a few weeks ago, just waiting for a night like tonight when mama couldn't cook. We will probably thaw that and have it for dinner, nice and easy.

It's not fun being sick, but everyone helps out and we make the best of it! As long as mama can read out aloud and snuggle, everyone's happy!

4 comments:

Shannon Moore said...

I am having a sick day too. Migraines. You day sounds better than mine. What a good mama you are.

Krystal said...

The freezer is your friend! I have been using mine more and more lately! On those days when time/energy is short, you can still have a home-cooked meal from the freezer. It's awesome.

Hope you feel better soon!

Amanda said...

What a day!! We have all had colds or stomach bugs lately. Thankfully I haven't been too bad, but we have had a few "comfy" days around here lately also. I love to read to them when we have days like that too, and we like to sprawl out in the floor and color together. I hope you get to feeling better soon, I'll be sure to pray for you and your family tonight!

...they call me mommy... said...

Oh and ps-very sorry you are so sick! :-(