It’s been a week full of doctors visits, shots, strep throat, throw up, high fevers and six hours too many of Disney Jr each day. Days off from school and children that are sick enough to stay home and well enough to drive mama nuts. Save me. Please. Many conversations (repeated eight times per day) went like this:
“Can we go to the store?”
“No, Molly, you’re home sick from school. We need to stay home.”
“Well can I go to my friends house and play?”
“No, Molly, you’re sick. We need to stay home.”
“Well what can I dooooooo? I’m bored.”
That’s what the last five days sounded like, except the first two Brady was sick (up in the middle of the night throwing up and a raging fever) and the other three it was Molly (raging fever on and off and a Strep diagnosis.) All highly contagious to the point that I am chugging probiotics and OJ and two hand fisting the kids’ Vitamin C gummies into my mouth. Have you ever wondered why the second you hear the word Strep your throat itches and burns? The same with lice (deargodnoiwoulddie.)
On a side note! I figured out what real love is. Real love is when you hold the pee cup for your child while they aim into it at the doctors office. He made it (thank goodness.) The poor thing had some nerves on that one and a little stage fright. Crisis averted.
Which brings me to today. They were both feeling better and had antibiotics in there systems and could go to school (can you hear the excitement in my voice from there?) I dropped them off and reluctantly worked out, then spent a luxurious half hour in Ulta trying out eyebrow pencils. (I found one, it’s amazing! Tutorial coming next week!) Then I went home and dyed my hair brown again. I mean, did you SEE the ends of my hair in my everyday makeup video? Be still my heart. Now my hair is all chocolate and about two inches shorter due to a little trim I gave myself with my husband’s barber scissors. I’ve recently come to a life changing conclusion about getting my hair cut. I am always disappointed at the salon. Always! I never can get across what I am looking for and recently started trimming it myself. Nothing drastic, just the ends and some front facing pieces, but it has worked well for me. I wouldn’t do anything major myself, but I can handle trimming it and when I’m in control over my own hair I feel better. Is it sad that 3/4 of my day involved eyebrows, hair dye and hair cutting? Don’t answer that.
On to the point of this whole post (there is one, I promise!) I was on my way to pick up the children from school and got to thinking that I hadn’t said a WORD in almost three hours. Nothing. Just a quiet house and tasks getting done and pure silence. Sometimes I feel that I am constantly saying something or listening to someone talk to me. My kids are talkers and always want me to see something, say something, do something, get something. I don’t really notice this until it is quiet and I have nothing in my head but my own thoughts, and it is such a blessing to have this time to myself. I’ve been on for almost 6 years now and to have this little bit of bliss is what I need to recharge and be a better mom, wife, friend and human being. It makes me more thankful when I’m with them after a long day and the house is full of pounding feet and crazy laughter. I find I miss the chatter and busyness and chaos. I love being with them and hearing their voices after a long day away and just this little bit of silence in my day makes the noise more welcome.
I feel renewed. New hair, better eyebrows (holla!) and a some apple picking coming my way. Which means homemade apple crisp this weekend. Sigh.
Programming note: Don’t forget to link up you SCARF look with Dawnelle, Rebecca, Brandi, Jaylynn and I next week. We are switching it up and there are NO RULES to the link up. Have I mentioned I hate lots of rules in link ups? Just show us your favorite scarf look and we can’t wait to see what you’ve styled. Checking you all out is the highlight of my week. Seriously. So link up!