Yesterday I called in “sick”. Except, crap, as a mom, I guess I can’t really call in sick, can I? So, it was a sick day, but with a clingy, fussy little toddler attached to me all day. The day was off to a rough start, but with a simple shift in my attitude, what could’ve been a miserable day didn’t turn out so bad. (Trust me, still not a great day, but not as bad as it could be )
Hunter came down with a sudden fever late in the afternoon on Wednesday and was not himself at ALL going into Wednesday evening. He planted himself on Cody’s or my chest the entire evening until it was time for bed. He slept through the night, but of course I was up off and on throughout the night worried about him. I felt so bad for the little guy.
He continued to not act himself into yesterday. He didn’t eat very well, he was super cuddly and mellow, and if I wasn’t holding him, he was fussing at me. I loved all the cuddles at first, but I’ll admit, the clingy-ness got to be tiring after awhile.
Oh, and to top it off, I woke up not feeling great myself. I’m going to chalk it up to several nights of restless sleep this week. Obviously nothing major, but also not very fun when you need your energy to attend to your sick little guy.
To be honest, I was initially annoyed at it all – you know, him being sick and me being exhausted. I had errands I wanted to do, I wanted to take Hunter to story time, we had stuff to do!
But I quickly laid all of that to rest. I declared it a lazy day, enjoyed the snuggles, we stayed in our PJ’s until almost noon, read books on the floor together, watched cartoons, both of us took naps, and I embraced the sweet time with my little boy.
We needed yesterday. I like to be busy, on-the-go, and always doing stuff. It’s fun and all, but sometimes I don’t know when to slow down. Life knocked me down as a little reminder yesterday. It was a little nudge to chill out, relax, and embrace the quiet and simple moments. So that’s exactly what I did.
Do you have a difficult time knowing when to slow down?
When was the last time you just took a “chill day”?
What are your plans for the upcoming weekend?