It’s 2014, did you hear? It’s kind of not been real to me because we didn’t watch any ball drop on New Year’s eve, we forgot to watch the Rose Parade on New Year’s day, until it was in reruns in the afternoon. Everything just kind of went into a tunnel for us… we’ll call it the stomach flu tunnel.
It started on the 28th of December, the day we went to LegoLand. The times we’ve gone to Legoland with William this past year have been focused on visiting their amazing waterpark, so this time we went just to see the rest of the park. Not surprising that it was all decked out for Christmas, even Miniature LegoLand. So much fun! William loved seeing LegoLand Santa and their Frosty the Snowman. He adores Miniature Land. He loved running on their fake grass. We had such a great time!
We got home and put him to bed for the night and he woke an hour later, restless. After ten minutes of him rolling around, I sent Tony in to see what was bothering him. After a few minutes, William threw up all over Tony’s arm…and that’s where the stomach flu tunnel started. William threw up 6, maybe 7 times that night. I lost count and he became a pro at getting it into a bucket (instead of all over his bed sheets, or Tony, or the floor, or me, for instance). The next day, he seemed to be feeling a bit better, but then on the 30th, he had a relapse with the vomiting and then the diarrhea started. On the 30th, Tony also came down with it. I had a bit of nausea but, in all honesty, it might have just been in response to all the nasty smells in the house.
So New Year’s eve found us all on puke watch. New Year’s day found us gingerly trying various bland foods. It really wasn’t until yesterday, the 3rd of January, that we all started feeling somewhat normal again.
The sickness aside, it really was nice to have all that time with family. Tony’s job, since he’s no longer working in the commodity business, alloted him more holiday time than he’s had in years. William and I are continuing to nurse, so that meant a third Christmas filled with sweet nursing snuggles. I was able to organize some of the areas in the house that have amassed clutter. The clutter is kind of overwhelming, and I guess that’s kind of an ongoing project that I don’t want to give up on this year. I learned early on when lap swimming that even the slowest stroke is faster than stopping at each end of the pool, and that’s something that I’ve tried to apply to my life… just keep swimming, even if you’re going at it slowly.
What is something you’re planning to work on this year?