Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Doing it right: Love and patience and grace
My sweet big girl has been sick this weekend. After two years, it was about time we broke our no fever streak, I suppose. I spent most of yesterday just trying to survive with my sweet two year old and my sweet 7 week old both competing for all of my love, attention and physical contact.
And I did. I did survive.
And it didn't look pretty. It involved pajamas and lots of TV and a messy house. But it also involved lots of cuddling and forgiveness and oodles of love.
Here's what else I did right this week:
1. On Friday, before the sickies hit, BG and I baked cookies. I caught myself getting impatient and perfectionist, and made a good effort to just breathe as she helpfully threw handfuls of dough on the cookie sheet and floor.
2. I made Ah-maaaah-zing short ribs for dinner last night. Mmmmmmmm.
3. I cheerfully played with blocks while nursing the baby this morning.
4. I read all the blogs in my reader.