“Look, I did a really good 6.”

“That is a really good six. Good job, buddy.”

He looks over at my side.

“Your numbers are really good too.”


I’ve been really sick the last three days and have barely ventured out of my bedroom. Yesterday, Connor asked me if I would put him to bed, and, in a moment of maternal optimism, I agreed. And then bedtime came around and it was clear that was not a good idea. When I told him Daddy would have to put him to bed instead, he cried and cried.

Funny how these things—when Mom has been a bit MIA and you’re catching the same bug and will be throwing up by morning—can seem like the end of the world.

It took a while to get him to calm down, but he enthusiastically agreed to my suggestion that we sit together while Daddy put Ethan to bed. He brought his new erasable mat so he could do some writing practice and generously agreed to let me do some of them.

It was nice. Better than bedtime stories, even.

And apparently I’m good at writing inside the lines.

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  1. I’m so sorry you’re sick. My kids say that I write well, too, and sometimes they ask me if I know cursive. :)

  2. I hope you feel better soon!

  3. I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. I hate the idea of not being able to be there for our kids the way they want us to, but obviously they adapt and you find new ways to do things. Practicing letters in bed sounds like a great compromise.

  4. I love practicing letters with my daughter! Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  5. Poor duckie. I really hope you’re feeling better very soon.

  6. So cute. Sometimes they just need us to be near.

  7. So sweet. Sorry that you have not been feeling well, but those quiet moments together sound like they are pretty great. Hope you feel better soon!

  8. Sorry to hear you’re sick! There’s something nasty going around the city. Just be glad it’s not the flu! And hey, we should only have another 1.5 months of winter to go. Look on the bright side =)

  9. Hope you feel better soon.

  10. Aw! Moments like that are really so sweet.

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