I am certain I’m jinxing us but I’ll say it anyway: I think we are healthy again. After two rounds of a flu-like illness simultaneously battling two rounds of a stomach bug, we bought stock in Lysol, lost school days, got our schedules out of whack for nearly eight days and most definitely lost Mommy’s last shred of sanity.
But today, my kids laughed their belly laughs and fell back into their old habits. Zack got on his lil van to school and even returned home on it as opposed to sick in my backseat.
We spent hours outside yesterday, blowing bubbles and playing games and in that helpful sunshine we were all put together again.
A tentative text to Zack’s aide asking about his day returned a “He did great!” and gave me such relief.
And while pretending to put her animals to bed, Addie called me.
“You’re my best friend, Momma.”
When I asked her why, she told me because “We grow some flowers and you take me to adventures.”
One of my momma friends and I were talking about how much you take healthy kids for granted until they are down for so long. And we also take for granted belly laughs and adventures and growing flowers and. Blowing bubbles.
So here’s another restart, with healthy babies and happy momma.