Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sappy Smiles

My poor Gremlin has a cold. Thursday night, he had a quite a cough and woke up a time or two. The house is dry as a bone with the heat permanently on and humidfiers can only do so much. No other symptoms so off to school he goes. He was fine all day in school but yesterday afternoon, as we ran an errand, he was clearly going down hill. The rest of the afternoon was spent snuggling and dozing on the couch.

He's Daddy's boy. Daddy's "helper" in all things. Except when he's not feeling well. Then he's all mine. I hate it when they're sick but in truth the needing me, the snuggling just fills me up. I know his babyhood is all but gone but in these moments, he's still my baby.

So it was no surprise when last night, I ended up in his bed after a coughing jag, tucked uncomfortably between my boy and the wall, sharing his pillow. We're holding hands and he leans into me, more asleep than awake and asks,

"Mommy, why does Bugs Bunny call everyone 'Doc'"?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do think with MY brain-especially a "younger mom" snuggling with a sick child!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Even when they're big kids the bad cold ends up providing some nice snuggle time.

Ellyn said...

I always feel a little guilty liking sick cuddle time. But I really do. It is even worth catching their colds.

anymommy said...

Aw, go on and enjoy it. Just don't catch it! Hope he is feeling better soon.

JCK said...

Love those snuggles! I hope he feels better soon. Such a cute question. :)

Trish D said...

Oh poor little babe, put some Vicks on his feet then socks, it will stop the coughing. Hope it goes soon.

KC said...

Does the Vicks on feet really work?
(Why???) I also want to hear your answer to Gremlin's question because I'd like to know why, too.

Joles is sick too. Boo. I'm hoping I don't get it before Wed.

Jennifer H said...

Hope he feels better...

I love that snuggle time, too. His question was pretty darn cute!

G said...

We could get picked up for "Munchausen by Proxy" just for having this conversation!!! But I always have more patience when he's sick, so I tend to remember those moments a little more clearly!!! Sad, I know.

 

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