Buba, we headed off to France this past weekend, and in typical fashion you became very ill. It’s your rotten luck that we always end up at the hospital or doctors with you while we are vacationing abroad. I wish you had a stronger immune system, better luck and less things that keep knocking you down. I will say this, you must have been in horrible pain with a throat infection and not being able to eat the entire time we were there but you still were a trooper. You still found some way to smile once or twice during the day when the medicine kicked in. You still attempted to get up on that horse and ride it at the park. You tried with all your might to play with your friends, and their toys; even if you had to lay down every half hour or so on the couch, too weak to play. I hate that I couldn’t help you and make your holiday better. For the first time ever, I scooped you up in the middle of the night and cuddled you all night while you shook and whimpered through your fevers. It just showed me you can’t plan anything perfectly you just got to deal with what’s right then and there no matter where you are. You were brave with the French doctors and became more yourself again just in time to come home but you got to run around outside and make the most of the last hour or so before we left, that’s what I will remember. I hope that’s what you will remember too! Squealing with laughter, a smile on your face with good friends and family around you.
Missy Moo, you took France by storm and made one great holiday for yourself. I really enjoyed watching you play with the two older girls, keeping up with them in your stride. You pranced around in your dresses and were running wild through the gardens of our friend’s house. The sun seemed to make you giddy more than normal. I have never heard you laugh so hard, seen you be so happy, and watch you play so hard in your entire little life. It was a pleasure this past weekend traveling with you. Even though we stick to routines at home some of that had to go out the window and you coped so perfectly with it all. You showed concern for your sick brother but you were not your normal jealous self about sharing mommy this time. It was like you knew he really needed mommy cuddles this weekend. You played independently while the older girls were at school. I love watching you exploring and play make believe with the toys in the garden. There was so much space outdoors for you to run and be free and it looks like that’s the kind of thing you need. You are a kindred spirit, wild and free.
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