I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. You should do it too! Check it out here. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!
I am in the middle of guiltily packing for a conference, while my 4 year old is sleeping off a fever and cough. (Fingers crossed he sleeps it off. Poor kid…. and also, this mama already felt guilty escaping to a conference with friends for the weekend before there was a fever and a cough and a nebulizer!)
I wrote this slice while I sat with sleeping E, while listening in as “Mr. Thought” read the big kids the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was either post this poetry slice, or just post the following words: Harried. Hurried. Test days, sick days. Kid sick. Snuggles. Sleep. Pack. Escape. Guilty. Mother.
We rock in this chair I used to nurse you in You're warmer than the thermometer tells me, and your breathing is quicker, more labored than I want it to be You cozied up refused dinner asked for snuggles before falling asleep at 6:30 while daddy was still out picking up your medicine Early bedtime hopeful for a speedy recovery
2 thoughts on “#sol14 March 20”
Sorry your little guy is not feeling well. Those are hard days! Hoping along with you for a quick recovery!
What is it about Mommy guilt? You know you need to go. You know he will be left in good hands. Hands that love him as much as you do. Yet, you still feel torn between what you want to do, what you should do and whatever it is that makes you feel like you shouldn’t be going. Just think about how happy he will be to see you when you get back!