Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sick Day!

Yesterday Jared had a sick day. He wasn't even sick as far as I could tell but he took one anyway. He woke up at 2am complaining that his ear hurt - I gave him medicine and again at 3am he was up. By 7:30 am he was NOT awake nor was he going to wake up so I let him sleep. I took the other 2 to school and then when I got home Jared decided to get out of bed - well it was close to 10:00 by then. We just spent the day hanging out at home aside from our excursion out to Burger King for lunch. As Jackson says, Jared is "LUCKY"! Actually he isn't so lucky he is just normally a bit run down. He has asthma and has trouble sleeping restfully on a normal day. When he gets less sleep he REALLY gets run down and sometimes he just needs to sleep. Plus, being the middle child I enjoy spending time with just him - since it isn't something he gets very often. He is a funny little boy. He is also a collector. I'm sure if I didn't keep it in check he would have stacks of paper and happy meal toys piled to the ceiling in his room and you would have to walk sideways to get from the door to his bed. He also has an incredible laugh. One of those silly laughs that you can hear from any room in the house and it just makes you smile. He has always struggled whether it is with asthma, eczema, school, or making friends but he is just always happy. It's like he came in to this world thinking "this kind of sucks - I can't breath and I'm all itchy - but I'm going to make the best of it" and he does. Here's to less sickness but more sick days.

4 comments:

ciara said...

awww poor baby to have to suffer through that stuff, but it's great that he's happy and making the most of it. and shoot, kids do get rundown, too, even though i'm sure they're never expected to because they're young. it's nice that he got some one on one time with you. sometimes i feel for my oldest daughter because she's actually the middle child on both mine and her dad's family...now that my ex had another baby, does that make her a middle child on his side, too? lol

ciara said...

oops...i meant does that make my YOUNGEST daughter a middle child, too lol

Inga said...

It stinks to be sick. I hope that he mends quickly. I do love getting a chance to have alone time with my little ones. There is just something special about one on one.

Amazed said...

What a sweet post. Just tender!