Even though she had a fever and had been diagnosed with a sinus infection, I didn't really realize how sick CC was until she ASKED to go to bed and take a nap.
Staying home with her sick today gave me a flashback. I had forgotten how it was in those first months when she was little and I stayed home all day to soothe and hold her. I couldn't even take a shower today, much less get to the grocery store. She was so hot with the fever and just wanted to lay on me on the couch. The big difference this time around is that I have to watch what she picks on TV instead of getting to choose for myself.
I do see the benefit of those people who don't choose to medicate their children. Before I gave her the Advil at lunch, she was just lying on the couch watching TV and dozing off and on. After the medicine kicked in, she was much better -- still too sick to go anywhere, but well enough to be running around and asking me to play Little People. And all Mommy wanted to do was take a nap.
Thank God for good friends who deliver milk and chocolate pudding (comfort food for the two of us).