Yes, I just said I was thankful for the snow. I’ll also be thankful when it is melted away in less than two days in typical Spring in Colorado Manner. The snow has given me the gift of a guilt free day in the house. It’s okay that I’m not running Maddy to the park and the gym and to play with friends.
I don’t get sick often and generally when I do get sick in typical mom fashion life goes on. The laundry is still cleaned, the dinner is still made, the toys are picked up and put in their place. As I went to bed last night I could feel the sick coming on, probably passed on from Maddy. When I woke up this morning with a sore, swollen throat and a headache I knew sick was my reality.
I’ll be honest, I have been much more sick while simultaneously accomplishing much more, but today I’m taking the closest thing to a sick day as a mom can. We’re hanging out in our pj’s, lazing about doing what we feel like, the house is in a slight state of disarray and I am okay with that because I have a toddler and it is in the toddler genetic make up to cause some chaos, I’m just not worrying about controlling the chaos today. I am also contemplating asking Luke to pick up some ice cream on his way home from work, you know to help sooth my sore throat.
I don’t feel terrible, but I don’t feel great and for once I am going to take a step back and not push it. Maybe taking it easy today will equal me feel better tomorrow, maybe not, at least I’m allowing myself to be less than with it, on top of it and together. I’m allowing myself to be human and to take a break. Hopefully my body will appreciate it.
For today I am going to enjoy this snow by staying inside my house and staying in my pajamas and slippers, drinking hot tea and eating soup with homemade bread. And, I’ll be thankful for the snow.