Last Wednesday my poor little munchkin contracted strep throat!
He was out of school for two days, while he recovered. It made me overwhelmingly grateful that I work from home full time. In the past, I used to agonize about missing work when my son was sick. I would ponder how sick was he, did he need to go to the doctor, did he need to stay home, would a dose of ibuprofin do the trick or does he need some real medicine, if I sent him to school, will he be okay, will he suffer, would they just call me to pick him up, and so on. All in the name of being a reliable worker. But on Wednesday he said his throat was sore and I said, "do you want to stay home from school"? And he said "I think so." What a relief it was to be able to not stress out about missing work. He stayed in bed or lounged on the couch, watched tv and played his DS. All while I worked all day, and every half hour checked on him, hugged him, and comforted him!
In a fit of overwhelming gratitude toward the woman who has given me 90% of my current contracts, I whipped her up a pair of earrings as a token of my appreciation!
By Friday, Jackson was feeling 100%. But I kept him home to get a little more rest so he could enjoy his Cub Scout camping trip that began Friday and ended yesterday!
We were blessed with spectacular weather. The boys all had a blast and so did I!
Stay tuned for some thoughts on pink & green tomorrow for What's It To Hue? Tuesday!