My little one has been pretty sick this week. I was told to keep an eye on her temperature so it didn't get too high. The temperature was the only thing keeping her from going to the hospital with RSV. I got to stay home with her Tues-Thurs while Drew got ready and completed a trial (he won by the way). I really do love working, and I'm glad that I do work. It gives me purpose, direction, consistency and money. What it doesn't give me is time with my beautiful daughter. I did however choose the career path I did, so that I could spend afternoons and summers with her- and once she's in school and remembers life, it won't be a big deal.
Most mornings I'm OK with sending her to the babysitters. She gets along with all the kids, they love her, care for her, and she gets the benefit of older siblings without having any at home. She gets played with, whereas at home, I honestly feel that she gets bored. I get tired and we end up sitting on the floor playing because we've already been outside 3 times that day. I think once she is mobile, it might be a *little* easier, and if she wasn't sick, it would be a little better too.
Anyway, the point I want to make, is that even though I stressed about being gone from work, once I had those sub plans done, and the sub called in, work went away completely. It was me and my little girl, and I couldn't have been more thankful for her.
Elisabeth isn't normally a cuddly baby...she has to be doing something (aren't they all?) but I have enjoyed and soaked in every SECOND she has let me cuddle her. I tell her I love her and how precious she is to me, and to see her just gaze at me is the best thing in the world. (minus the coughing fits!)
So in my own selfish way, thank you, Elisabeth for being sick, so I had a good excuse to stay home with you and watch you grow, to hear you say mommy, yay, and uhoh like a pro, and to give me snot covered kisses- I wouldn't trade them for the universe
Daddy built her a fort! She's a good destroyer and had it knocked down in under a minute!
I went to take the dirty diapers out+recycling and this is what I came back to. ...I had placed her in the MIDDLE of her rug, and she magically made it over to the tissues and garbage can. LOL
This is my itty bitty garden. The plants are in, now I just have to clean up the dirt I dug out and put it over and around our patio stakes since they need more dirt!