I type this as Lil Man is wheezing beside me. Having a child with a bad chest cold, combine that with asthma, and to this first-time inexperienced Mom, it scares me a little when he isn't breathing the way that I think he should. We haven't been anywhere or been around anyone since Tuesday, so I'm not really sure where he picked up this bug, unless it was when we were out and about on Tuesday.
The coughing started out small yesterday, and by the end of the day it ended in full blown croup-like sounds where he coughed so hard that he vomited. Thankfully after a restless night he is resting at the moment.
But I wanted to tell you about Christmas this year at our house. Holidays are a difficult time for me - with Thanksgiving being the worst with missing our family. But Christmas is usually a time of joy for us because of Lil Man. So I was super excited this year because Lil Man was beyond excited for Christmas. He enjoyed his Bobo (our elf), and we counted down daily until Christmas arrived.
This year, on Christmas Eve, he and I began baking around 7am. We baked for hours. It was a little more tiring that I thought it would be (ha). But he (and I did too) had such a blast decorating all of the cookies and cupcakes. I knew I was baking way too many, but I was baking for the 'fun' of baking and decorating - not so much for us to eat this much food.
But by afternoon, I was a little emotional with feeling so loved and truly blessed. I spent the day with my family, the three of us, enjoying each other's company. And my heart was full of love knowing how blessed I truly am.
We were able to FaceTime with our families. It of course wasn't the same as if we'd actually been able to see them, but Lil Man enjoyed talking to everyone. He showed them how each toy worked. It was cute. And although it hurts to be so far away, I am truly thankful for technology.
This year, Christmas at the Glass House left me feeling so very blessed and thankful.
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