Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Sick

Boy am I ever. Some kind of respiratory infection with a horrible cough, a sore throat, and the "if a child needs me to open my eyes or get out of bed, I'm going to die" overall awfulness.

Thank God for caring friends. Tricia (a homeschooling mom of teenagers) came over for four hours today to take care of the children so I could sleep. This is probably the best gift I have ever received.

Also, my son is learning empathy. Sort of. This conversation happened this morning:

Jonathan: "Mommy, why are your eyes closed?"
Me: "Because my eyes hurt, because I am sick."
Jonathan: "Oh. I'm sorry. I can't do anything about that."

Sweet, isn't he? :)

3 comments:

Sarah Marie said...

Nathan and I had a good laugh out of this! We're so proud of our nephew as he develops his empathetic abilities. :)

Amber said...

Oh dear, I hope you are feeling better soon! And how wonderful that you had someone who could come over for that long so you could rest. Somehow it just doesn't seem fair that mommies can get sick too.

Mom said...

Ah, Emily. I so wish I was close enough to help you out. I hope you feel better really soon. Love you.