How'd Christmas go this year? We had such high hopes...
And it went well, but...
I posted this in a group on Facebook and it should give you some context:
"Croup, flu, pink eye, and ear infection are:
A) rejected reindeer names in the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas"
B) members of the boy band "One Direction"
C) common childhood ailments
D) what the doctor says Lily is currently suffering from
E) Both C and D
Pick the answer that best fits our Family Christmas scenario."
Poor Lily was not herself. I think we were afforded a glimpse into a "be careful what you wish for scenario". Lily is usually so happy and spins and dances and babbles and smiles and you just wish she'd slow down for a minute and hop up on your lap and snuggle with you...until she's so sick and so sad and so lethargic that she finally does and even while you're holding her close and stroking her hair and whispering comforting words to her whimpered replies all you can think of is, "get better, little girl, I want you jumping and spinning and babbling again. I want you off my lap and out of my arms and happy and healthy."
So much of any of the posts I write seems to return to perspective, and learning to appreciate it, and this Christmas certainly offered a glimpse of that.
Lily's still not herself. She looks like a prize fighter, her left eye swollen by the pink eye, but she had more energy today, and slept better last night, but she's still got a ways to go. Now, as Leslie and I slowly succumb to whatever germ cocktail she sneezed/coughed into our faces hourly over the past week, we just hope to get everyone healed before we all run out of vacation time!
It was still a very merry Christmas!
Here's the post: "Changing Traditions: Our Tradition"