Thursday, May 7, 2009

Blech and Happy Mother's Day to You!

Tate: Mom, do you know where the throw-up is coming from? It is coming from my BONES."

Oh Pip, I believe you.

I am pretty sure we have a case of Rotavirus on our hands. Ellerie was, thankfully, vaccinated for this; so in spite of a week long version of the runs, she was saved from the violence at the other end. But my sweet Tate always seems to have the hardest time. So, while what I really WANT to be doing is taking care of this:

(You can barely walk around in this room. I may never craft again at this rate), I am trying to take care of my sickly little man and doing enough laundry (again) to keep my local water authority in business for the near future.

I know he needs someone nearby though and like I said before, sick kids are usually good kids. Oddly enough, watching them so vulnerable reminds me just how incredibly much I love them and how much they really do still need me. I think that is what I will take away as my Mama's Day gift: they really do need me and I, them.

It really is a special sort of bond because, trust me when I say this, ONLY A MOTHER would have cleaned up what I had to clean up in the middle of the night last night.


Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to you all! May it be a time to treasure and sickness free! ;-)


nicola said...

oh my. you have me nearly in tears (seems to be happening a lot this week!) both from sympathy and from agreement on vulnerability being such a reminder of mamma love. oh, i hope you all, especially tate, feel better soon! (and as for the room, ignore it. if it makes you feel better, i am envious that you have a whole room to yourself!)

A Day That is Dessert said...

Elissa, I'm so sorry to hear about the sickness in your home! Feel better soon and happy mother's day! xoxo

Artfulife said...

Hope your little buddy feels better soon. If I lived closer, I'd come over and organize that craft room for you for mothers day. Hope it is a great one.