Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Post Dated Post*

Dear Mommy,

Thank you so much for taking care of me this weekend when I was feeling sick. I have heard it said that boys can be big babies when they don't feel well, so I did my best to live up to all expectations. You did a great job of holding me constantly, and if you ever need  a recommendation for best person to pull an all-nighter with, you've got it.

I especially appreciated the fact that you kept constantly moving so that I could sleep. Next time, you should sleep too - I don't understand why the constant rocking and pacing didn't put you right to sleep. If you'd just kept moving while you were sleeping, we both would have had a much better night.

I also appreciate that despite only having three hours' of sleep, you still allowed me to have fun the next morning. Standing at the light switch for ten minutes was a blast. You flip it up, I push it down. Oh, and the light turns on and off too! How exciting is that? I can't believe we don't do this more often. Especially since it keeps my interest enough to keep me from crying. That's always a good thing.

Also, letting me have the spoon at breakfast? That made me happy too. I suppose you were just too tired to fight the constant battle for the spoon any longer. Sorry about the bright purple blueberry spot on the floor. I had no idea what a great arm I had for flinging that stuff around!

Thanks for all the kisses and cuddles, the constant checking on me and the personalized attention. I had a great time. I can't wait until next time I'm sick, so we can do this all over again!


*Confessions of a blogging mom: I tend to write multiple posts at a time when the muse strikes, and then leave them in draft form so I can pull out a quick post when time (or creative energy) is running low. Mark is not actually sick this week (thank heavens!). This letter was written in February, but when I ran across it today... it still seemed timely. I hope you enjoyed it.


Leanne said...

So so cute!!! Love it (I do the draft thing, too . . . but I love your little additional note on the bottom, and so glad you shared it with us today!)

Tracey said...

Considering how hard parenting can be (when you are tired, and they are sick) I am surprised that any of us made it into adulthood. Maybe our parents were secretly waiting for this day -- the one where we were tormented too. It sure seems like a long time to wait though.

Sunshine SAHM said...

Thanks Leanne and Tracey! I wish I had more time to write, but with two little ones, I've got to take what I can get!
Tracey, you know best of all how hard it can be considering all of your kids really have been sick recently! I think grandparents enjoy their grandkids because they not only get to spoil them and send them home, but they have the secret satisfaction of knowing exactly what we're in for... and there's nothing we can do about it. ;)