Since Friday afternoon I've been fighting an on-again-off-again headache which has caused me to take many breaks just laying on the couch, waiting for my medication to kick in -- can I just say how much I love Advil? -- and my daughters immediately run over and make sure I am okay.
The first time I took such a break, Malia covered me in with her favorite blanket and cuddled up with me. She was very good at making sure I kept my eyes closed and rested. Anytime she would catch me with my eyes open, she would say "Shhh...go to sleep!" very firmly and wag her finger at me.
Another day, Joelle joined in on taking care of Mom and she added her favorite butterfly pillow to the mix. They both sat somewhat quietly on the other couch watching TV while I got a few minutes of much-needed rest. As soon as Les came in the door from work, they were quick to tell him, "Shh...Mommy's resting." Of course this was after their excited shrieks of "YAY! Daddy's home" when they heard him drive up on the driveway.
The way I have been feeling is also the reason why I have been slacking at visiting all of your blogs and responding to emails. Last night I was in bed at 8:30pm, and tonight I'm planning to be in bed by 9:00 or shortly after. I promise I will get caught up with all of you in a day or so...