We've been sick, sick, sick. First it was my oldest. Body aches, headache, chest flu, congested nose, hot/cold...pretty much all the symptoms. Then she got her stomach migraines on top of it. Then it was me. Then it was my middle. Then it was my little girl. Now...the baby and Dad. Dad had his flu shot, so it didn't seem to help too much this year.
It's so hard to watch my poor little baby be sick. He seems miserable. Yet, you can see, in between coughing and crying, he still has a drive to play. I love him so much. He's such a spunky guy. Just the kind of baby boy I always wanted. Now, I just want him to feel better. And me...too.
My oldest is mostly on the mend, so that's good. She was supposed to have a violin recital this Friday. But, with the shape of the rest of us, and how bad this virus is (we don't want to give it to anyone else), I don't think she'll get to.
It's a lesson I need to learn anyhow, and teach to my kids. We don't have to be driven by our activities. We can learn to play the violin, for the pleasure of playing it. In a strange way, I have some extra peace this week (or two). I haven't been out in a week and a half (except to the doctor). I've gotten a goal for blogging again and it's not about showing off or complaining or being the best...it's about recording my life for me and my family...and perhaps running into some like minded people in the meantime.
I hope to keep my focus and keep up with simplifying my life, and not driving so much. I want to get back into more Charlotte Mason techniques and nature study and art study at home...I've been missing that too. That might not sound like simplifying, but I mean, enjoying the moment...getting the house clean yes, doing some thing out and about...but keeping my focus on the moment.