March 22, 2011

Healing

I felt terrible yesterday. If I hadn't been rolling around awake all night, feverish, the storm that pounded our area would have woken me up. I had a six hour meeting that I couldn't get out of. So I got dressed - reluctantly - and made my way through hail and rain and thunder to the office where I managed to stay awake for the duration of the meeting. While sitting there, I canceled all my other meetings for the day and plotted my escape the opportunity for which finally made itself known around 2:00.

When I walked in the back door, exhausted, both kids came running over asking me how I felt. Owen informed me that I would be allowed to do nothing except go upstairs and take a nap. Then he marched me up the stairs, found a blanket, and tucked me in. Do you want me to cuddle you? he asked. Yes, yes I do, I replied. And he did. You're my cutest boy ever he said. Since I felt the same way about him, we argued the point for a little while but I was sick and tired and eventually gave up. Then Mia walked upstairs, found me on the bed, kissed me on the forehead and left, followed closely by Owen. There was more cuddling later.

I love that I'm Owen's cutest boy ever and that Mia does to me what I do to her almost constantly (forehead kissing). But more than that, I love that I have these kids who have special magical powers to heal me. Maybe not permanently, but at least for a few minutes or hours here and there.

Posted by Chris at March 22, 2011 7:21 AM
Comments

You r so blessed! Your kids are the way they are because of you and Beth. You are great parents!

Posted by: Trish V at March 22, 2011 8:59 AM

There are so many blog posts (not from you) on the horrors of being a parent. Sometimes it freaks me out. Then I read your site and you remind me that it will also be awesome.

I hope you feel better!

Posted by: Heather at March 22, 2011 10:15 AM

So glad you are feeling better! Now can I borrow your two healers as I am not feeling so great today myself.

You and Beth have raised some amazing kids! What a tribute to you both as parents!!

Posted by: Krush at March 22, 2011 12:28 PM

How utterly sweet!! Enjoy these days!

Posted by: Lujza at March 22, 2011 1:13 PM

Aren't kids wonderful? Mine are a snotty, and whiny and messy, but they can be the sweetest, most caring little people in the world!!!

Posted by: Kim at March 22, 2011 1:55 PM

Hey Chris,

It's so weird how I found your blog! I love it too btw.

Glad you are feeling better.

Featuring you in today's post.

Have a great week!

KK

Posted by: Karen Kay at March 22, 2011 2:24 PM

Please send them my way. I'm currently suffering from the evil common cold, and I could use some Owen/Mia magic!

Posted by: Stephanie at March 22, 2011 2:57 PM

That's too sweet <3 You and Beth are a good example for them.

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You are so lucky!

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