We have been fighting colds around here, but I think yesterdays hike sent little Hannah over the edge, sadly.
She spent most of the morning and afternoon in bed, but I am happy to say she doing lots better tonight!
My youngest treasures have not been sick much, there is some questions running around out there as to whether kids who have suffered some kind of early trauma are sick as often as other kids. Their early trauma usually puts them on high alert much of the time, hence their bodies are like hyper-vigilant, and possibly this keeps them from getting as sick as other kids. I am not sure of this, but I do know mine are not sick very often at all.
This was probably the one of the sickest I had seen Hannah with a high fever and sweats.
All this got me to thinking how differently all my kids have been when they are sick.
Danielle my wonderful first-born who introduced me to motherhood----when she was sick everyone knew it because she was a moaner!! Kind of like she wanted everyone to suffer with her--LOL! Lets just say we were always very excited when she got well!!----Love ya Danielle :)
Erinn my middle child peace-maker---when she was sick just give her a good book, something soothing for her throat and some quiet and she was happy and would come and let you know if she needed anything else. We did not so much rejoice when she got better, because she was so quiet when she was sick.
Drew my rough and tumble boy who never stopped---he spent his first 10 months sick and in someones arms, after that when he got sick it was about the same. He was my snuggler when he was sick, not so much at any other time, because he was so busy all the time. I almost enjoyed him getting sick, just for the snuggle time!
Caleb my curious kid who is always fidgeting---the few times he has been sick he is up and down and back and forth, as though he would get more sick sitting still. Kleenex are torn apart and blankets are everywhere! I just pray we can keep him caged enough he doesn't get everyone else sick with his constant motion and sniffling!
Now my little Hannah the baby of the family---she never complains, I am serious, we are working hard on her verbalizing her needs, so when she says she is not feeling well it is a BIG thing. Today she stayed all day in her room and I never heard a peep. I had to keep checking, just because I was worried and she was so quiet. When the fever went away, I had to go tell her it was OK to come out an join the family.
So there you got it. Five kids and 5 very different outcomes to sickness. I just thought it was interesting and that I should put it down before I forgot the uniqueness of the situation.
Now don't ask me about David--Let's leave it by saying Danielle got it from somewhere!
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