Why I have the best. job. ever.

Well, of course, you know that there are TONS of reasons why I have the best job ever. But this morning was a huge reminder of that…coming on the heels of a fairly stressful week.

I got a lovely smack in the face – a very sweet reality check – a heartmelting attitude adjuster.

Most of you know that I was sick this past week…just a nasty cold, but I certainly whined enough on Facebook and Twitter to leave little doubt that I was miserable for a few days!  Since I, like everyone, have scads of things to do in preparation for Christmas, I was frustrated and cranky about being waylayed.  I know that my patience threshold was at an ebb, and by late yesterday afternoon I was a bit more curt with Liam than I should have been.

He was just being three – yapping happily and entertaining himself while I dragged him on errands.  He was having a hard time remembering to be quiet, and I remonstrated him repeatedly…and finally just snapped at him.  I know it hurt his feelings, and we both apologized right away.  There were no tears, but I felt badly about it.  I was just tired, congested and cranky, and that’s no excuse.


At four this morning, Liam came into our bedroom – which almost NEVER happens unless something is up.  He climbed up quietly, snuggled in and since Brian and I barely heard him, we all just went back to sleep.  Pretty soon, though, we realized that we had a little human heater between us – Liam had a fever.

Don’t worry - we got up, took his temperature and got some Tylenol in him.  He’s much better now and playing busily with his trains.  I took some photos this morning and made notes about what happened after , which you’ll see below.

I think they more than illustrate why I have the best job ever.

I’m grateful to be here with him every day – because even the bad days are still wonderful.

Sick Bubs 1

Sick Bubs 2

Sick Bubs 3

Sick Bubs 4

Sick Bubs 5

Sick Bubs 6


**The “sandwich art” was inspired by the great gallery of ideas at Funky Lunch.  So creative, and so much fun – I can’t wait for the book to come out!  Now, granted – his are MUCH nicer…but then, this was a spur of the moment design…and I’m just using a paring knife and whatever food is on hand.

***That was an unsolicited, completely spontaneous and wholly non-compensated free plug for Funky Lunch.  Trust me – nobody gives me anything!  If anyone WANTED to, however, I totally wouldn’t mind…just sayin’… ;)

6 Responses to Why I have the best. job. ever.
  1. Robert
    December 18, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    Further example why you win “Best Mom Ever!”

  2. Aspiring
    December 19, 2009 | 12:14 am

    That is a beautiful blog post Ri! What a sweet thing to do for Liam. You are so creative! Hope you are both feeling better soon!
    Happy Fishy Sandwiches!

  3. Funky Lunch
    December 19, 2009 | 4:04 am

    Wow! What an amazing little story with a fantastic result at the end of it!

    I get sent alerts from Google when people mention Funky Lunch in their blogs, so I’ve just got this and sat here with a big smile on my face reading it.

    I hope your little man is feeling better, I know I would be if my mummy had made me such a great sandwich. Well done and thanks for spreading the word of Funky Lunch.

    Funky Lunch

  4. Matt
    December 19, 2009 | 5:27 am

    What a charming post. Hope little one is better now, and so glad you happened upon an equally enchanting website in Funky Lunch. All best wishes, Matt

  5. Mama Ri
    December 19, 2009 | 5:29 am

    Aw, thanks guys! (I won’t be winning any Mom Awards, though – this was just another in a long list of ways to avoid Housework. ;) Luckily, Liam is a willing accomplice. )

    He’s still smiling and happy, but still sick – up at 4:00 am again – snuffly and coughing. His fever is lower, though, so that’s good. So we’re up, snuggling and watching Thomas the Tank Engine…again. lol

    Thanks for stopping by, Mark! Ever since Liam saw Funky Lunch photos last week (and I made that first sandwich with the crazy bacon hair that you saw on Twitter), he asks for “picture sandwiches” all the time now. You’ve definitely got a winner idea there! :)

  6. сервер HP
    January 26, 2010 | 3:37 am

    “Блог в ридер однозначно”

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