Sniffle, sneeze, and cough, repeat sniffle, sneeze and cough. Our spring break is off to a slower start than I anticipated. My daughter was under the weather first. Sure enough, she seemed to be doing better throughout the day and I thought we were approaching a sick free home. Then, her little body began to warm up again and suddenly, I was also under the weather. She’s so generous, she shared her illness with me.
By mid afternoon yesterday, I was covered in a blanket and curled up on the couch, which rarely happens. I could feel it coming, water stopped tasting good, my head hurt, and my body began aching. At least when I touch her she is no longer running a fever, but her cough does not sound good. In fact, her cough sounds a lot like mine. I am not sure if this is perfect timing or poor timing as we are on Spring break and able to lay low.
I am not one who does well with sitting, it is just something I rarely do. In fact, it is hard for me to relax as I always feel the need to be on the go. But the last two days, I have sat, binged watch NCAA basketball tournament, the Food Network Spring Baking challenge and enjoyed extra snuggles with my girl. I look around our home and have let puzzles stay on the floor a little longer and craft projects remain on our table. I am doing self-talk, “It’s okay, I’ll pick up when I have more energy.” But deep down inside, it’s driving me a little crazy.
The only plans cancelled so far are have been a park play date with friends and my routine dentist appointment. I could not imagine having someone in my mouth while I could not breath out my nose. The plus side is that I was already able to reschedule this appointment. However, I hope these are the last cancelled plans as I had high hopes of venturing to our local children’s museum, arboretum, zoo and meeting up with friends. I did not anticipate a slow moving spring break, but maybe this is what my body needed.
I am ready to have a little more spring in my step for the remainder of my Spring Break.