Sorry guys, no Mixtape Mondays today on occasion of my little dude being sick and working ALL weekend. I just don’t have the heart to put one together right now.
In the mean time, check out the True Blood Season 1 Soundtrack, hopefully in honor of the TB ep I’m going to watch tonight, assuming Zachary falls asleep. *sigh* Now on to today’s blog post….
So, as I mentioned, my little guy is sick. Zachary has his first case of the flu! Have you ever dealt with the flu in a not quite 2 year old? Well, let me tell you something, you don’t want to. It pretty much sucks. There is absolutely nothing worse than seeing your little baby feeling so awful!
Getting him to fall asleep was so hard. I had to lay down with him in his bed because he didn’t want to be by himself – of course, there isn’t much room in a toddler bed, so I sat next to the bed at times and rested my head next to him. When that didn’t work, we laid on a blanket on the floor. When that didn’t work, I sat in his chair and held him as he cuddled with me.
I pretty much did whatever Zachary wanted to do throughout the evening to make sure that he was as comfortable as possible, and I think I succeeded because when morning came, I could tell that he felt better, while I felt pretty terrible – LOL.
In my seriously sleep-deprived haze last night, as I went in and out of sleep sitting next to my poor sick baby, I started to have a flashback to my own childhood, thinking about all the times that I got sick as a little girl, and remembering my mother doing exactly what I was doing for my baby – sitting next to me, giving me Tylenol, making sure I was drinking fluids, and rubbing my back.
Though Adrian and were both horribly exhausted, the thought brought a smile to my face, because we were willing to do anything at that point to make Zachary feel better because we love him so much, and I’m sure our parents probably had many a night like that when we were children. It’s nice, in a way (though at that moment it was awful), to live through experiences like that, just to see how our parents have felt for us at any given time in our lives.