I woke up on Monday morning with 2 thoughts on my mind. First, I thought, "Wow, nobody has been sick and missed any school so far this year. Second, I thought, "I haven't had the hiccups in forever." (This is how my mind works, people, very random thoughts that make no sense) It wasn't 5 minutes later before Cody came into our room coughing and sniffling needing his temperature taken. Throughout the day, I had the hiccups at least 4 different times. Coincidence, I think not! I am bit weird.
Since Monday, they are dropping like flies around here. Cody and Lauren stayed home from school yesterday and today Abby, Cody, and Lauren are home. I really am going somewhere with this story. (Rick is always saying that I share way more than necessary to get to a point.) All of this leads to today. I had the rare opportunity to have only Sam in the truck to take to school. He was the only healthy kid that is dropped off in the morning. We went to Burger King to get BOGO smoothies to have on our ride. We had such a great conversation. It reminded me how important it is to spend some one-on-one time with each kid. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a ride in the truck will do.
I asked him how things were going at school. I found out things I wouldn't know otherwise. He gave me some glimpses into his school world. My favorite thing that he shared was about this cross:
(Don't you just love how he put it in front of his night light so the light would shine behind it?)
I had 2 other things to share from the kids yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon, Laila and I had to walk in the cold rain to pick up the kids from their classes. As we were walking, she said, "Mommy, you are going to have to make me some coffee after this." That was so funny to me. She doesn't even like the taste of coffee.
Last night, I was being silly with Isaiah when he said, "Mom, you are the most hilarious, funny and annoying mom in the world." I asked him, "Do you know what annoying means?" He said, "I have no idea."
A friend commented on my Facebook page that surely he meant that I am "anointed." I am pretty sure she is right, so we are going to go with that one.