Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Learning From My Wee One

This past weekend, my baby got sick.

And, when I say he got sick, I mean HE GOT SICK.

Pink eye, an ear infection, sinus infection, and bronchitis.

All at the same time.

So, after a weekend of late nights and long nights, I was feeling like Monday morning was as unwelcome as a front and center grease stain on an expensive and favorite shirt fresh out of the dryer.

I was sitting, grouch-faced, on a stool in front of my pitiful, sick, little buddy while he drank some juice and coughed down a few bites of waffle, and lamenting the fact that I was in for the Monday of Mondays.

Then, he smiled at me.



And, flashed me the best, pink eye/sinus infection/ear infection/bronchitis-ravaged, three-bottom-toothed grin he could muster.

Amazing how quickly a smile like that will convict a Monday mornin' grouch.

20 comments:

  1. Oh poor Lincoln- he does look miserable! Hope the antibiotics have kicked in and health is right around the corner!

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  2. Awww...poor thing.

    We've been there too. Last month our 2yr old had it all- except for the pink eye.
    Hang in there!

    It's so hard not get discouraged, but oh, how those smiles really do melt a mama's heart :)

    Hope your little guy is feeling better soon!

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  3. aww lincoln... he looks miserable. hope he gets better soon!

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  4. Poor little guy! I hope he's feeling better today.

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  5. Poor Buddy!!

    We had an incident of our own when our three-year-old woke up at 1:30a with food poisoning...all over his bed. It's so not fun when they're sick. And it's so horrible when they prove they have a better attitude about it than you do. ;)

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  6. Poor Buddy!!

    We had an incident of our own when our three-year-old woke up at 1:30a this morning with food poisoning...all over his bed. It's so not fun when they're sick. And it's so horrible when they prove they have a better attitude about it than you do. ;)

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  7. He looks absolutely miserable. My eyes water just looking at him. Poor little guy.

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  8. Oh, Lincoln! A little child shall lead them...so thankful for our children. Don't you just wish you could hug and kiss their illness away. :(

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  9. Aw, so sad! Hope he's feeling better! Stay well so you can take care of him! Love ya!

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  10. Oh, Sar... I pray for this little guy's health. What a sad, pitiful and adorable picture. Thanks for this post. :)

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  11. Oh poor little guy! Does he look ever uncomfortable. You both are definitely due a good night sleep and smiles ahead. Hope he gets better soon!

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  12. Oh poor, poor baby. I just want to hug him well.

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  13. Oh my!!! He really looks like he is oozing sweetness while feeling miserable and oozing from other body parts. Poor sweet little man. So glad you're his mommy....he'll get better quicker from all the lovin'.

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  14. poor pitiful little thing. stinks when they're so sick.

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  15. Oh, my goodness. He looks pitiful! I'm so sorry he was so sick - hope he is better already!

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  16. Aw baby... i love his tiny little shoulders. You can tell he's having a rough time- they are scrunched up- but he's still working out a smile for his mama... this is what its all about sarah... :) thanks for sharing that with us.

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  17. sweet boy, glad he is feeling better.

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  18. It amazes me how resilient kids can be when they need to. And you're right, it is a good reminder for us parents too.

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  19. This post brought tears to my eyes. Such pure and innocent love that offers up a smile while clearly miserable is...amazing. (((HUGS)))

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