Sunday, September 20, 2009


This weekend has been R-O-U-G-H.

*Bennett and Jasper both kicked off the weekend with colds and have continued along these lines, steadily progressing into the "non-breathable" status. Fantastic.

*Bennett has decided he's terrified of monsters coming up from his headboard to get him. So each morning I find him sleeping by the door, Lamby and blanket in tow. Last night took the cake. He woke up at 2:00am screaming and not breathing real great because of his cold. He came to bed with us (which we've only done a handful of times because he doesn't actually sleep - he talks, sings, wiggles, etc.). After a while of needing tissues, needing a blanket, needing to talk to get all the millions of middle-of-the-night thoughts off his chest, I finally took him back to his bed and fell asleep with him. Awesome.

*I went back to my bed around 5:00am, to be awakened by Jasper at 6:00am, which is an hour or two early for him - he was having trouble breathing through his nose. I fed him, went back to bed, and woke up again at 7:00am to the sounds of Bennett playing down by his door on the floor again. I love it when sleep eludes me.

*Today, Bennett is completely hoarse (which makes for a quieter house, which is kind of nice once in a while, though I'd MUCH rather him be feeling well), Jasper is stuffy, and Mommy is exhausted. We've been hanging out in the steamy shower, and vapor rub, saline drops and cool mist humidifiers have been our very best friends. Along with this, Bennett is now the proud owner of a fancy-schmancy night deal with the monsters in the dark that aren't real, of course.

Throw in the mix a bunch of errands to run, two loads of dishes due to trying out a new food/cooking routine, 3 loads of laundry, and a kitchen floor that's still sticky because I haven't had the time or energy to clean it, and you've got a super-fab weekend. So believe it or not, yours truly is looking forward to Monday :)