“I’m a lover of reality. When I argue with What Is, I lose, but only 100% of the time.” ~ Byron Katie
Happy New Year all!
It’s coming a little late but the if you’ve been following on the Instagram account, the kids have been sick A LOT this holiday season.
It seems like it’s been one virus after another since the end of November.
We only had a sweet little reprieve of about a week (the week before Christmas) where they both felt okay, and then the flu and a raging fever took over Christmas morning. It started with Jack and then Henry followed suit 2 days later 😩 We even had to make a Christmas night emergency room visit to our local hospital because Jack felt so awful…
Anyways, since this was the first Christmas that it was just going to be the 4 of us (without extended family), I had envisioned some great plans; so many things we were going to do – lots of holiday baking, lots of Christmas movies, hot cocoa, enjoying the magic of the season and decorating but being sick threw a wrench in the plans.
The reality of the holidays was that I ended up staying at home, nursing my sweet boys back to health.
Needless to say, I was one stressed mama (I get stressed when any of my littles are sick) and hardly slept a wink for what seems like weeks.
I am grateful though that we did get that one week reprieve before Christmas and managed to squeeze in some Christmasy “stuff” like:
- Seeing Santa
- Going to Glow Gardens Halifax to see all the colourful light exhibits
- Their homeschool Christmas party and seeing friends
Of course that week we were also getting Jack to soccer practice and his soccer games – maybe we overdid it and they weren’t fully recovered so unfortunately, after Christmas he missed some of his scheduled soccer camps but when the body needs rest, the body needs rest.
The week between Christmas and New Year, we spent a lot of time in the bed, watching Netflix…Jack and I watched a lot of the animated series “Troll Hunters” and he even bought me my own Claire Nunez Hamlet shirt for Christmas. We also watched the animated series, “3Below” the sequel to “Troll Hunters.”
We did get some time to reflect on what we all hoped to accomplish this coming year (not so much Henry but he’s 4, so it’s okay 😉 and we just spent a lot of quiet time, hibernating inside the house.
There were lots of coughs, cuddles, sneezing and meds, not how I imagined my Christmas holiday, but it’s okay because I got to spend it with my most favourite people in the world.
I love my little family with all my heart and am hoping for good health and happiness in the coming year.
I hope this for all you as well and from our family to yours, Happy 2020!