The last two weeks have been tough. Nell started randomly throwing up and refusing to eat two weeks ago and for five days I was convinced we needed to be watching her for a food allergy. Then she spiked a temp, developed croup, and I realized that she just had a long bug. And just as she was on the tail end of it Sunday (she still has her croup cough), Thomas came down with the 10 day multi-bug – though he started it off with the cold and croup, and added the stomach bug into the mix on day four. We’re on day six with him, so here’s hoping that in 4 days we’ll all be well.
Couple the sick kids with some dreary days and I’ve got a bad case of spring fever. Which have led to what I call “lazy mom days”. Now, granted, when the kids are sick, sometimes you have to do what you have to do to survive, but I’ve parked T on the couch in front of the golf channel too many mornings while I disinfect the house, and his behavior is showing it. So, I’m going back to my three intentional activities a day deal from 2011. We’ll start off with quiet activities because I don’t expect him to be 100% tomorrow, but here’s what’s on the docket for T ( and Nell when appropriate) and me in the next week. I thought I’d share in case any other mama’s out there are in my rut.
When I’m doing my three (sometimes only two if one of the activities gets us out of the house for an extended period of time) intentional activities a day thing, I try to mix them up so we get something active, something thoughtful, and something fun mixed in there.
Today: Water the Garden; Write letters to B’s Grandparents; Paint Easter Egg Rocks
Monday: Swimming at the Rec Center & Easter Egg Letter Match;
Tuesday: Morning at the Playground; Springtime Sensory Tub; Paint flower pots
Wednesday: Bike Ride; Easter Storytime at Home; Plant seeds in our painted pots
Thursday: Gymnastics & Carrot Matching
Friday: Field Trip to the Zoo (weather permitting)
What have you been up to with your kids lately?