Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Keepin' it Real...



Well, I've been waiting for a good day -- a day when everyone is healthy, a day where I had time to be creative, etc. Then it hit me today -- I blog exactly the way I scrapbook -- only the picture perfect memories! I only scrap the birthdays, the milestones, the CLEAN house, and the picturesque sunsets. I'm sure all you Moms out there know that these moments are few and far between, on this long (yet amazing) road of parenting! SO, I decided to blog about my current reality.
We have Swine Flu in the house, and have had it for 6 days. (Yes, I know it's actually H1N1, but my kids have made so many pig jokes this week that Swine Flu it is around here! Hey, we need some humor to get thru this...) I joke, but my son has been really sick. Not only has he had the flu, but he had a bad allergic reaction to the antibiotic he was on. He's feverish, itchy and feels just terrible. Poor baby -- he's had a rough time of it! The rest of us are on Tamiflu, hoping we don't get it.
So, as many bloggers are photographing lovely fall foliage, or using melodious words to describe the intoxicating smell of their pumpkin pies baking in the oven, I am keeping a written record of Motrin & Tamiflu dosages, checking temperatures, and washing my hands so often that they're raw. But you know what? I'm feeling especially thankful for good health (that we so often take for granted) and family. There's nothing more important, this I know for sure. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

6 comments:

Helen said...

SO SORRY, hope you all get well very soon!! and I sure know what you mean about reality!!! ;) :):)

Amber said...

I hope everyone is feeling better soon!!

Lizzie said...

Bad luck! I hope your son is well soon and you all avoid the lurgy! Maybe it's a good excuse for an extra-festive time at Christmas, to make up for missing out at Thanksgiving.

Wishing you a Happy-er Thanksgiving!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Aw :( hope your son feels better very soon!

Tracy said...

Thanks so much for the well wishes! Very much appreciated... :)

Lynda said...

I just dropped by to check out your blog and thought this was great! You are blogging what's going on and it's not always peaches and cream (or great layouts and beautiful pics). It's life. Hoping you are all feeling much better by now!