What a night. Does it just kill you when your kids are sick?? Last night, Nana came and took the boys to dinner, which is awesome. They adore their nana, and she adores them right back. Nana and the guys come home, and she tells me that Sammy ate 5 pieces of pizza. 5. 5 pieces of pizza. We are not talking kid size. Then he ate ice cream. From Cold Stone. Then he ate a muffin at home. Then he told me he had a tummy ache. Uh, yeah, I would too. Then he told me he had a barfy tummy ache. So, Jack and Katie went to bed and Sammy and I hunkered in my room watching Sponge Bob. (Mike was at work) Long story short, I am sooooo thankful I had a BIG bowl and lots and lots of towels last night. Poor lamb. He is doing much better this morning, watching Star Wars and sipping Gatorade.
Sammy slept better then me (although up every couple of hours). I had pulled a muscle in my neck, so finally around 3 or so I wised up and took some Advil. Now the sheets are in the wash, the kids are in jammies watching movies, and I am making bread and maybe thinking of cleaning the closet. We will see.
It amazes me, being a blogger, how you can get really invested in the lives of virtually unknown people. I love reading blogs. Perhaps it is a bit voyeuristic of me, but it is a joy to me. I love seeing other peoples families, and how they run their homes. I have been a reader of some blogs for a couple of years, in particular adoptive families from China. I have really been amazed at the community out there- surprised perhaps at how immense it is. I have been reading a particular blog since before we went to China. Immediately I felt a kinship with the writer. She is a really amazing woman. Her strength, her resiliency and her humor touch me. She has been through, well, hell and still has her wits about her. She and her husband have a beautiful, smart , sweet daughter about 6 months younger then Katie.
I had the privilege of talking to her on the phone today- and we just hit it off. It was so neat to talk to someone (albeit a bit odd at first) that you feel you "know" but you have never met or spoken before. Thank you, Karen. I really enjoyed our conversation- and I hope we can have another one soon!!
Blogland is big. But it is also a really small world. I am really thankful that I am a part of the community!!