Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Crazy Thanks

Our favorite Royal Princess has been sick. Very sick. Like, I-couldn't-get-her-to-eat-a-cookie sick. This is serious.

It all started yesterday after dinner when she demonstrated very clearly that her tummy wasn't . . . um, happy.

(Are you still there? Sorry about that!)

Anyway, the Princess and I ended up pulling an all-nighter. We watched an entire season of The Cosby Show while she drifted to sleep beside me, only to reawaken with panicked eyes and a sad belly. 

But finally - finally! - morning came, and she had color back in her cheeks. So today I'm thankful, thankful, thankful~

- That she ate four Saltines, and all of them stayed where they should've.

- For The Cosby Show, a cheerful companion on a tough night.

- For ginger ale.

- For my baby's giggling at her hilarious big brother.

- That 5-year-old Little Man makes an excellent mommy's aide.

- For tin trashcans. (Sorry again! Really, that's the last time.)

- For The Preacher, who took over for me today so I could get a long nap.

- For Children's Tylenol.

- For sleepy, feverish Princess's version of Jingle Bells.  "Jingle way, jingle way, jingle o-oh way! Oh wawa eeso wa oowowowowowo! Oh! Jingle way. . ."

Finding the Light Before the End of the Tunnel,


  1. It is so hard when they have that kind of sickness! I remember one time Bethany had a stomach bug that lasted four days. Her ribs and spine stuck out so much from her skin that it about made me cry to look at her. She ended up being so dehydrated we took her to the ER. Thankful that kind of stuff doesn't come around often! I'm glad your Princess is feeling better. :) I know that's a relief for you too.

  2. Thanks, Misty! It's definitely no fun. Little Man really never got sick to his stomach, so this is new to me. And just when I thought Princess was coming out of it, she started again tonight. Kids!! :)