28 October 2013

The Weekend we Survived

Blurry photographs of a weekend that feels just like that. A blur of sleepless nights and changes of sheets and cuddling of hot sticky miserable baby. When sickness hits, I just have to slow down and take things as they come, one step at a time.
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(There is always still that part of me that declares, "I don't WANT to!" and pitches an internal fit at the forces that conspire to have me scrubbing the bathroom floor *again*.)

I am working on giving graciously even when I feel like stomping my feet and saying, "It's not fair!" And when there is a moment to offer something fun to the other children, I pull out old wrapping paper and marker pens. 
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Morgan felts a flower brooch.
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I even knit, a little bit. And rejoice at every glimpse of recovery, and the old sparkle in Talia's eyes. I can't tell if I'm getting better at offering the best of me to my precious family, or if I'm just more resigned, but this weekend was bearable.
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Now nobody else is allowed to get ill just yet, mmkay? I think I'm at my capacity for patient niceness.

10 comments:

  1. We have just had our 2 week autumn break and Oscar got chicken pox on day 2 !!! I know how you must be feeling. And, I am glad to see the smiley baby in the last photo :).
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    1. Poor Oscar! Poor mama!

      Yes, Talia smiling again after days of sadness and tears and sick and poop - it was a huge relief to me too. Babies bounce back so quickly! I keep worrying that she looks thinner, though.

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  2. Yes, i totally agree! Sometimes the incessant being on call both day and night can be very wearying. Well done for documenting those grace filled moments xxx

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    1. It's taken me two and a half years, but my journal just passed the 1000 mark of counting daily blessings. <3

      Mama, you are my hero.

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  3. Thinking of you Sarah and hoping Talia is fully recovered very soonx x

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    1. We're all well and happy, and mercifully the sickness didn't last long.

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  4. Glad Talia is better now and hope you're refreshed now too.

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    1. Still pretty shattered, but Talia did sleep fairly well last night which helps. I'm so looking forwards to this weekend as Martin has a whole four days off work and can therefore sort out the household chaos with me. :D

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  5. Oh my, you did well mama, yes a step at a time is all we can do. Remember to take care of yourself my lovely :)
    Xxxx

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    1. My lovely Jenna has done a brilliant job getting me to drink water over the weekend, so I'm probably doing much better because of that. :) The past couple of days have been pretty normal and lovely and homey. :)

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