Zombie Mom here. Fluffimama used all her mojo to get up at 4 am, strip the bed, couch, start laundry, bathe Thing and go to Walmart before 6am.
Thing 1 is sick. Like sleep all day only wake up to puke sick. Yeah. Poor baby :( This is the hard part of being a mom. There is something wrong with them and you can't. Just. FIX IT. I've got her all snuggled on the couch, clean, with Winnie the Pooh (my sick movie as a kid) and some pedialyte and she is PASSED OUT. Beyond holding her cup, telling her to go back to sleep and holding her hair/rubbing her back there's not a lot to do. No other symptoms so it's either something she ate (only thing she had yesterday that I did not, was carrots and ranch), or she's got one of those quick tummy bugs. So no school today. She was broken hearted. Dance is only an option if she is feeling better by lunch and keeps her food down.
This is also one of the hardest things about having two kids. When I was sick all I wanted was my mommy. Still even at 25, when I get sick all I want is my mommy. So I know exactly what Hailey is thinking/feeling when she reaches for me. But then Adam is also reaching for me and I have to up her love and attention doses without negatively affecting his. It would be easier if he were older and understood 'Sissy is sick and Mommy needs to hold her more right now' but at his age he would take it as a personal affront and assume I no longer love him.
Luckily she's passed out and he's still asleep so hopefully (knock on wood) we can keep it this way for a few hours.
So since our Easter is so super busy, we have chosen to forego church this Sunday so we can enjoy eggs/baskets with the kids and so I can get started on cooking. I went to the church website to check out times for Saturday (we're going the night before instead) and the first thing I see is volunteer sign ups for a 'Night to Remember.' For those of you who are unfamiliar, Night to Remember is a Prom type dance that Heartland Church throws every year for special needs kids. This gives them a comfortable and safe environment for them to celebrate, dance and have fun.
A good friend of mine volunteers every year doing hair and makeup and is just moved by the experience. I always vow to sign up, but it always slips from my mind a few weeks later and I never remember it until I'm hearing once again how it went. So when I saw the sign ups for the event (which is on May 6) I got so excited, I opened the registration page and saw it was only taking volunteers for sewing. I'm pretty darn good with a sewing machine and a needle and thread. Knowing my sewing machine is not working great I scoured the page for other volunteer opportunities.
So back I go to the sewing volunteers. They only had 3 and needed 7 more. It's only about 2 weeks till the dance. I'm no idiot, I know a sign when I see one. I don't mean to sound preachy or overly proud, but I have this skill and I feel like it's not getting any use beyond making things for Thing 1. I feel so blessed right now that not only can I get involved in Night to Remember, I can use a skill I love having and that I am good at. Have you ever truly had a moment like you felt that the events of the day have truly led you somewhere? I would not have been on the church website at 5 am this morning if I hadn't gotten up with Thing 1.
So what if my sewing machine only works half the time. Maybe, just maybe it will work for me to do this. If not, I've got two hands, a needle and some thread. I am SO ready to do this.