Friday, December 21, 2007

intuition

I've discovered child intuition.

Often we hear of Mother's intuition, or sibling, but this past week and especially today have taught me about baby intuition.
After running ragged the past weekend, I came down ill Monday morning. A head cold, not the end of the world, but definitely difficult when you are caring for a seven month old more or less by yourself. Nose running, head aching, stomach turning, mouth coughing, and all whilst trying my best NOT to so much as breathe on the babe.

He has been a cranky pants all week. Today, I woke up feeling a tun better, head somewhat cleared, nose no longer in a tissue using marathon. And the boy sensed it. He has been a joy today. Laughing, babbling, smiling, snuggling. Love incarnate.

I feel better, he feels better.
Ahhhhhhhh. Aren't drugs wonderful!

And so we continue to prepare for a small Christmas, just us and the parents and my brother. We had a big party on Sunday with about 35 people, lots of kids and running around. It was wonderful. I love the holidays. I focus on all the family and friends and support we have, and how pretty everything looks, and 24 hours of a Christmas Story on TV. I try to focus on all that and leave the rest behind.
I hope you are all able to do the same~

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Cheery Holiday, and anything else you may find yourself having the celebrate this season. May the families we have be healthy and happy, & the families we don't be waiting just around the New Year's corner.

6 comments:

Beagle said...

Happy Merry Healthy everything to you as well!

My Reality said...

(You forgot Festivis.)

I love the 24 hour Christmas Story marathon. It is one of my favourite things about the holiday. I wish you were closer, because this weekend, I am piping gingerbread men with royal icing.

Bea said...

Merry Christmas, and all the best for you all in the new year. Glad you're feeling better.

Bea

Lauren said...

And a very merry Christmas to you, too! I've been thinking of you a lot lately!

CA Momma said...

Thanks, you too Steph, glad your feeling a little better.

grannymar said...

Elly introduced me to your blog in time wish you all Love, Joy and lots of surprises this Christmas time!

love
Grannymar
aka Irish Mom near Belfast