Good morning. I hope you had an amazing Christmas!
Our past week and a half was pretty crazy and included us three girls getting sick, once again. (New goal: work on improving my immune system.)
Let’s rewind to about a week and a half ago……….
My nephew stayed the night with us. We went from having him 2-3 days per week over the summer to only seeing him about once a month since he moved an hour and a half a way with his mom. The girls really missed him.
My mom came over to visit him too.
We made a TON of Christmas cookies and quite the mess too.
Then on Sunday Kailyn woke up with a fever and Spencer went home. Ava and I cleaned the house back up and Kailyn fell asleep off and on throughout the day. By the time night came around she was burning up with a fever so I slept with her.
The next day I took Ava to the babysitter for a Christmas party while I took Kailyn to the doctor. Poor little Kailyn was downright miserable and tested positive for the flu. We got back home and as Kailyn and I laid down for a nap the babysitter called – Ava was running a fever and wouldn’t move.
We went and picked her up. She had the flu too. Fast forward a couple hours and I started feeling really, really bad. We all cuddled up together and slept. Ava threw up all night long.
Tuesday was much of the same. I managed to get the bare minimum of work I needed to do completed and we all cuddled up, watched movies, and slept, slept, slept. Tuesday evening the girls’ dad came and got them and kept them until Wednesday afternoon so I could get some rest.
When the girls came home on Wednesday they were feeling so much better. Pretty close to their normal selves. The Tamiflu the doctor had given them really knocked the flu right out of them. It was our Christmas miracle! 🙂 My Dad came over and brought the girls their gifts.
Thursday morning the girls woke up to all of the presents Santa had left them. Ava seemed to be in Heaven. Her eyes lit up over every single thing and I can’t even described how excited she was. My mom and my brothers came over to visit and eat lunch.
Kailyn wasn’t nearly as excited by the gifts as Ava was. She already has her American Girl Doll so there was nothing in particular that she had asked for. I think her two favorite gifts ended up being a Barbie diary and notebooks I got from the Dollar Tree of all things.
This might sound weird but I feel like we got to really slow down and spend time together because we all got sick. Sure none of us felt good (at all) but I am just glad we all got to be so close on Christmas and enjoy each others’ company. It’s not often that I sleep with my girls but they love it so much when I do, even if they are sick. It ended up being a great Christmas!!
How did your Christmas go?