Monday, April 26, 2010

A long weekend

This is how I felt this weekend (see extended bottom lip)




We had planned for a long weekend, but this was NOT what we had in mind. I'll spare you all the details, but basically, we were supposed to go to Reno to throw a baby shower for Storm and instead, I came down  with strep throat and could barely move from Friday night to this morning. I had peaks where I'd think, "there, all better!" only to be followed by a serious valley of not even being able to pick up Carter.

Thankfully, Chris had already taken Monday off to be in Reno so he was able to step in and fill my shoes at home with Carter. He fed him, bathed him, entertained him - all while making sure I was getting enough liquids, taking meds and trying to eat something. If it didn't suck so badly to be sick, I think I could really get used to the breakfast in bed and not having to get up with Carter in the morning.

I have to confess, there were a few things that daddy does differently than mommy that kind of got under my skin. You know, like if someone came to your office to do your job and moved things around on your desk. They are still there, they still work perfectly, the person got the job done, but it just isn't how YOU do it. That said, the 2nd string in our house did an AMAZING job! He completely took care of both Carter and me AND found time to do some serious yard work and organize the garage.  Lord knows, if he was sick, I wouldn't come close to being in the ballgame at his job.

Carter was pretty helpful as well. Example:

Me: (sitting on the couch with Chris making food and Carter with him in the kitchen) Carter come here sweetie.

Chris: Oh, babe. He's fine in here. Just relax and take it easy.

Me: Um.. No. I wanted him to get me the remote. It's all the way over on the chair. :)

Chris: (smiling) Oh! Carter go get mommy the remote.

Carter: waddles from the kitchen to the living room, grabs the remote from the chair and hands in to me on the couch.

Ah! Another reason I'm thankful for my little man.

4 comments:

GG said...

Hope you feel MUCH better today. Mr C knew something wasn't right with you. It'll be the two of you today. Maybe he'll continue with his "helping out".

Tracey said...

You've got two great guys taking good care of you. I'm happy that you're feeling better!
Gramma Cupcake

Grandma J said...

I love the remote story. I'm surprised he didn't just turn the TV to Handy Manny!! So glad you are doing better. See you Wednesday.

The Buxtons said...

Glad your feeling better! Thank goodness for your little helper.