Monday, January 18, 2010


When I was single, or even when I was a newlywed, being sick was a hassle and never really a lot of fun. After surviving two weeks (and counting) of bronchitis with a 2.5 year old and .5 year old, those days are looking a bit rose colored right now! This week I am grateful for kids who are getting better and for feeling a little bit better myself! Here are some of the highlights from the week

1. The Snarfer

In our home we do not use technical words like nasal aspirator. In fact, it took me several minutes to think the real name so that I could find an actual picture of it. Instead, we call it the Snarfer. Lily even asks to be "snarfed." Truth be told, I was terrified of doing it (right up there with clipping babies itty bitty nails) and always made Johnny do it. This round of illness has helped me to conquer that fear and now I am a pro-Snarfer. Definitely a resume builder right?

2. Sleep

Before I discuss our sleep habits, I would like to point out that my two handsome boys are wrapped up tight in Disney princess and frog princess blankets. Desperate times, desperate measures.
I think sleep is what I miss most about being sick on my own. During my pre-kiddo years, I could cuddle up on the couch with a book and hot chocolate or catch up on my favorite shows. This time around, it was the Disney channel for many, many, many hours. You do not change a channel on a sick 2.5 year old.
Even when the little ones did fall asleep, my mommy senses would prickle and I would jump at the slightest cough.

3. Best part of being sick is pajamas all day long - woohoo! And no one cares about bed head. Even if I didn't get to snuggle up with my favorite books and shows, I must admit that nothing is better than snuggling up with these two. Wouldn't trade them for the world.


Janae said...

2.5 weeks is a long time. I am so sorry! I was thinking the other day about how now as an adult when I get sick it doesn't seem to affect me as bad as when I was a kid. Ummmm then I got strep. My Mom had to come take care of my kids for 2 days, I was useless.

Hopefully everyone starts feeling better soon!

Andrea Grover said...

No fun! So sorry. The worst sickness we've had this winter is a bout of colds.

Becky Newton said...

What no pictures of your bedhead? Come on Tara, I've seen it and it can get pretty big :) I am glad you are starting to get better, I will now put my sickness in perspective when I think of you!

Julie Carlile said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, but I have to say I really liked your post. Very humorous.

Vickie Blanchard said...

Sorry for you guys! Katie has gotten her second virus for the month and is teething, so I know how you feel. I never thought I could take a rectal temp, and now I'm an old pro! And thank heavens for tv (more for me than Katie at this point, but it helps her too!).

Sarah C said...

I am sorry they were sick. That makes for a long 2.5 weeks. I don't like it when my kids are sick. I do like that they give me A LOT of snuggles when they don't feel well.