So, I woke up on Monday morning and wanted to call in sick.  Stay in bed, watch cheesey daytime movies, drink lots of sprite.  Then I heard the noises on the baby monitor next to me that reminded me that I have two kids and there isn’t anyone to call to take my place for the day.  Unfortunately (well actually, fortunately, depending upon how you look at it), I’m kind of irreplaceble.  So, oh well, the daytime movies will have to wait. 

I have a nasty cold.  You know the kind, runny nose, sore throat, aching ears and head.  Not bad enough to see the doctor, just really annoying.  And to top it off I slept three hours last night because Baby M had a REALLY bad night.  Argghhhh  I really didn’t know how I was going to make it through the day.  On top of it all, I had to be at a MOPS meeting by 8:45 with 30 helium balloons and fruit salad. 

And I will admit, when I woke up, I didn’t have the best attitude about the day.  I figured it was going to be really bad.  But, as the day progressed, I realized how lucky I am.  I know it’s wierd to be thinking about that when I felt so bad, but my day went surprisingly well.  Little E was an absolute angel at our MOPS meeting.  He was super cooperative and very obedient and had a great time playing with his friends.  After lunch, he snuggled up with me in bed and watched a movie while I took a short nap.  And Baby M took a 4 hour nap – yes 4 HOURS! 

After my short nap, I was cleaning up the mounds of kleenex and getting a snack ready for Little E. He walked up to me with the most concerned look on his face and said, “Mommy, you feeling better, now?”  Ahhhh, of course, I said yes I am and it’s because you are so sweet and have been helping mommy today.   That just made my day!  Then, when my husband came home from work, he took the kids to go to dinner at his parent’s house so I could take a nap.  How thoughtful!

So, yes, the day was rough and I was sooo tired, but how lucky am I to have a son that is so sweet and helpful when I need him to be.  And to have a husband who is thoughtful and caring.   And Baby M, well she’s just cute and sweet without even having to try! 

It’s Wednesday now and the cold has spread to Baby M and my husband, but luckily Little E is still well.  But, thank goodness, my wonderful, wonderful Mom has taken Little E to her house to play so I can take care of Baby M and maybe get a nap in, too. 

Life is good.