Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Finally, Past the Sickness
We've misplaced the camera, so this 60s-looking snap with my cell is the best I can do to show that our little girl is finally recovered - for several days she was utterly horizontal, listless - so very ill. I will never forget the look of terror on her face as she tried to keep from throwing up, her eyes wide and spilling tears, as she choked "mom-ma - mom-ma" over and over. Heartwrenching.
But she's back now - playing peekaboo with the daddy longlegs in the bathtub, crawling into the bathroom sink to wash her feet, waking us up at 6 am to play "giddyup doodle" on the floating noodle that's for the pool but has gotten more play inside the house... and I'm so glad. We were at church a lot this weekend - Saturday for Covenant Group and Sunday I taught her sunday school class (never again - I was literally dripping with sweat at the end of it). Later she watched some NFL football with us - Daddy's taught her to say "run, run" to the guy with the ball! And she and daddy took a long bike ride Saturday. And a new development - she's learned the word "Again." As in, read that book again, mommy, for the fourth time. Also, when she's pulling me out of bed in the morning, it's "Come on, Mommy! Come on!"
Anyway, I'm just glad we pulled together and made it through what was a very tough week for all of us. Coming up: our vegetarian potluck dinner party, the vegetarian festival, and of course, Josephine's second birthday! No big party this time around - but a little something, especially since Jos's favorite book right now is Curious George's Birthday Surprise - she's obsessed with birthday cakes and blowing out candles (has been for months now). And b/c we had this exchange the other day:
"Bike! Daddy bike! Mommy bike!"
"Yes, there's our bikes. Do you want a bike?"
"Do you want a bike for your birthday?"
"PARTY." (Emphasized with head nod. The head nod is more an order than it is an agreement.)