Thankfully, It’s Friday #TToT #FTSF

I awoke Tuesday morning ready to take on the day as usual… trying to balance mommying, working and housework. The day didn’t start out as normal though. One thing was off. Well, more specifically, one little one. Butterfly was not fluttering around as she typically does.

Breakfast was light, a Cheerio or two was all she ate. She only ate half of her mozzarella cheese stick and even that took her twenty minutes. On a regular day, it disappears in about five minutes.

I am not one to jump at small changes in my children’s behavior, but today was different. On top of everything above, she didn’t want to be put down…at all. To say that the morning was slow and unproductive is an understatement. After some rocking, walking and cradling, I finally got her down for a nap.

Hate Wasting Sick Days

Soon thereafter, Bunny’s school called letting me know that he did not feel well and had not consumed his lunch. I was waiting for the question “Can you come to pick him up?”

Darn it, thankfully I just got her to sleep.

I texted my husband, Jeff, more to keep him in the loop, and less for him to “do” something. He was at work and quite frankly, when he’s working, there’s not much that he “does” for the house. Don’t make any mistake, I don’t expect him to drop things when life happens at home.

So, his response surprised me. “I can get him.” I hadn’t even told him that the baby was sleeping and I didn’t want to wake her. Thankfullyhe volunteered to bring my son home.

The rest of the day went as expected, except that thankfully I had Jeff’s extra pair of hands to help me through the messes, diaper changes and vomits by two of my children.

Of course, while switching between cleaning up after the kids and holding them, I get an urgent message for a last minute change to a prospectus for a client of mine. When exactly would I get to editing this before the night was out? I had already spent hours working on it the night before and I had no idea how much would be entailed in this edit. Thankfully, it wasn’t too intensive and I managed to get it done within a couple of hours.

The next day brought more thanks when my husband decided to take a whole day off of work to help me out. Jeff only has hundreds of hours of sick time which he never takes (hence the hundreds of hours).

I was hoping to wake up Thursday and all would be normal again. It wasn’t. Still illness coming out of both ends of two of my children and I have to say I was thankful that Jeff took a THIRD day off. Well, he took a part of a day off. I was willing to take anything. Anything was helpful.

By the end of Thursday, I was thankful that Bunny and Butterfly were in better spirits and eating real food again. Although I don’t mind Bunny home from school, with it being testing “season”, I don’t like him missing in class lessons.

It’s Thursday night now and my children are thankfully in clean beds with clean pillows and clean pajamas. In short, lots of laundry was done this week. Lots.

Thankfully, no matter how I feel about our relationship, God somehow has Jeff show me how much he loves me and us, right on time.

And my final thankful comes from this week’s Finish the Sentence Friday.

When I was fourteen, I was invited to prom by a starter on the football team and class officer. He was one of the most popular kids in the senior class. I told him I had to ask my parents, because I was just that good of a girl. When I came back to tell him I could go, he had asked someone else.

Prom night was a rainy one… one that poses all sorts of additional problems, especially those on the road. My would-be date got a flat tire and never made it to prom.

Thankfully, I did not go with him.


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26 thoughts on “Thankfully, It’s Friday #TToT #FTSF”

  1. OMG he asked somebody else after you asked your parents whether you could go??? What a jerk and the flat tire was obviously karma. I’m so sorry to read about your week but feel very thankful that your husband took time off and that it was helpful and that both kids are feeling so much better!!!

    1. Oh yeah. It was SO surprising because he was a super nice guy. He said he thought I said “my parents would say no” or something like that. Oh yes. I have pictures to share with the kiddos.

  2. When I was 14, I was a perfectionist and a straight-A student. How I laugh at that once I became a parent and lost all control and really learned to be flexible, especially those weeks when the kids get sick and you just have to roll with it! You survived, mama. Good job! And I’m glad you didn’t go with that boy after all.

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Well that guy was a total jerk. Glad you found lots of things to be thankful for this week.

  4. Glad to hear the kids are doing better! IT’s so stressful when they’re sick, so it’s great when your husband can help out like that.

  5. Glad you found quite a bit to be thankful for amidst all the sickness. I know we had our own bout of a different sickness & I was so very thankful to have my head cleared of all the fog this morning.

  6. Oh man I remember those days when everyone was punk and all you do is wash sheets. I am sorry. But THANKFULLY your husband was able to help out! And yes, THANKFULLY, you didn’t go with broken down car boy to the prom. He got his, didn’t he?

  7. What a week, glad your little ones are feeling better. Sounds like karma caught up to your would-be prom date.

  8. Yay for the little things in life to be thankful. Especially for a wonderful husband who steps up to help out even though he’s got his job going on 🙂

  9. That is nice that your husband took off to help! I’m sorry to hear there was a bug going around though. 🙁 We haven’t gotten it yet here this Spring, knock on wood.

  10. Yay to your husband for stepping up to parent your sick kiddos – I bet that guy in high school wouldn’t have done that! Hope everyone in your home is feeling better, April.

  11. We actually got a flat tire today! Second one of my life.
    And oy – your week sounded like mine. And I was SO THANKFUL to have Cassidy home when the worst hit. Both kids were sick but with different things. And I didn’t want them to share germs because they both had wicked bugs and sharing them would be so cruel.
    It was bad.
    Glad you two stayed healthy, though! I think the only thing worse would have been Cassidy and I getting those bugs.

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