I woke up this morning with big plans. I wasn’t quite sure what direction our day was going to take us, but we were going to work towards accomplishing one of the many design goals that are swimming in my head.
When I stopped all of my plotting for a few minutes to snuggle my little DS, I realized he was feeling a bit warm. Fever? 100.0. Not too high, but nothing I’m willing to ignore. I was trying to figure out if I should take him to see his pediatrician (who is probably one of my top 5 favorite people in the world) when he told me that his ears hurt. The decision was made for me and we headed over to the doctor’s office.
Turns out that there is nothing wrong with him other than he may be heading into a cold. We ran to the drug store for some Children’s Sudafed (per doctors orders) and went home to snuggle on the couch. It was then that I remembered two of my favorite blog posts from this week:
Kimba at A Soft Place to Land had a great post on taking the time to forget everything else you need to do in life and just enjoy rocking your child. One day, it will be the last time you will ever rock him, but you won’t know it at the time. I actually read this on Wednesday evening when DS was already asleep, and I went and got him out of bed to rock him. We’ve been rocking at least twice a day since then. He absolutely loves to be rocked, and I absolutely love rocking him. Thanks for the reminder, Kimba!
The other post I loved this week was by Melissa over at The Inspired Room. She pointed out the beauty of taking your time in decorating your home. It doesn’t all have to be done immediately, and it’s actually fun to really think about what you want to do before you actually do it. This point was really good one for me to read, as my obsessiveness and compulsiveness don’t make it easy for me to slow down. Our impromptu doctor’s visit forced me to take a break today, and it was actually kind of nice to not think about my home today. Thanks, Melissa!
Sometimes it’s good to throw your plans out the window, relax, and snuggle with the ones you love.
An entire box of Nilla Wafers helps, too. Hey, at least they were reduced fat.