Call me crazy, but there is a small part of me that enjoys it when my kids are sick.
I have three boys that are no longer what you would call, "cuddlers". They are off and running, and when I try to gather one in my lap, I am often met with shrieks of "No!" or "Get down!" or from Noah, "Stop touching me!" which is a little disheartening when you are the one he says he loves the most.
Is it just because they are boys? And that's how boys are? Always on the go? Quick kisses are freely given, but rarely do any of them slow down for any extended affection.
This weekend, Ethan came down with a pretty high fever that knocked the chair legs out from under the little guy, and he spent most of the day Saturday on my lap, lethargic, looking at books, watching the TV, or just staring out into space. So, while almost nothing productive got done, I was able to sit and hold and whisper sweet nothings to into my little guy's ear like I haven't since before he could walk.
He's mostly all better now, and is spinning through the house, trying to keep up with Luka, but I sent Noah off to school today with a slight fever. Poor guy.
I wonder if it will cause him to slow down and spend a little time getting some Mama-love, too?