Would you do it?
We hear it all the time. We believe it to be true. But most of the time, we don’t do it. Flight attendants remind us of this on every flight we take, “Put on your oxygen mask before assisting others.” We are supposed to take care of ourselves before we are able to effectively take care of others, but I wonder, would I do it? Would I put my oxygen mask on first before assisting my son? I actually don’t think so.
I’ve been home for too long
I recently confessed in my previous blog that I do not like to do imaginative play with my child. I know, maybe I shouldn’t say this out loud, but then again, this is exactly why I should say this out loud. I have been home with my son nearly every day, all day, since March 12. When the real news of the Coronavirus came out, I called his Cardiologist to see if he was considered high risk for severe complications due to his congenital heart condition, and when her reply was uncertain, I became uncertain. She did a wonderful job explaining the importance of taking all precautions, including keeping him away from sick, coughing, sneezing toddlers, but I had to laugh at that. He goes to school, kids are sneezing, coughing, eating boogers all day long. How do I keep him away from this and keep his hands out of his mouth or off of his face, he is 2 years old? The answer was simple and clear, I pulled him from school.
It’s great to be a mom, truly it is.
There are so many amazing moments when I stop and look around me, see the drawings my son made hung proudly on the refrigerator, feel him snuggle in my arms, and hear him say he loves me, unprompted. In those moments I think, yes, this is why I became a mom. This is what Heaven on Earth must feel like. I take a deep breath, breathe it in so I don’t forget it...and then... the moment passes. In the blink of an eye because literally a moment later he jumps down and starts screaming for no apparent reason at all. “Do we have any more cookies? No? No? Nooooo!!!!!! I WANT MORE COOKIES!!!!”