We've been fighting off an array of coughs and colds and sore throats round here. Somehow we've managed not to succumb to them yet (I thank daily multivitamins for that!) but they've been lurking, hovering and threatening... One little weak spot in the immune system and they'll make their move.
And so we took it easy for a few days last week. Reigned things in, took a step back. On Thursday Heidi stayed home with me instead of going to her usual playgroup with my Mum, and turns out it was just the medicine we needed.
Thursday's are usually my bloggy day. With only Jonas around (who sleeps most of the morning) they're my opportunity to write, plan, answer emails and connect with the blogging world. But this Thursday, I put the laptop to one side and spent the morning playing with my littlest girl.
I make no secret of the fact I'm a big believer in independent play.... On giving a child some space and allowing their imaginations to run wild, but guess the downside to that is that sometimes I can go a week without sitting down and actually playing with my children.
So on Thursday, our under-the-weather day, we played. We read stories, sang along to our favourite CD, played with the dolls house and did puzzles. We ran a bath and my two littlest giggled and splashed in a warm, soapy paradise. We tickled and cuddled and had a blast. And it was bliss. I loved every minute of it, and was reminded again what a privilege it is to be at home with these littles of mine. I'm so thankful.
We're all on the mend now (for now at least) but I was thankful for a break in our normal routine just to step back and havie some fun with these little people of mine.