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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Crud

The Christmas cruds are the gift that keeps giving. Timmy has joined his brother on the injured reserve list. He was up throughout the night coughing like a seal and uncomfortable from a fever. It looks like today we will be making yet another trip to the doctor.

This is a lousy time of year to be sick, especially when you are a kid. Timmy was so excited about Christmas, but now he is miserable on the couch blankly staring at cartoons streaming on the television. I'm hoping that his spark returns quickly.

I hate when my kiddos are sick. Caretaking is made considerably more complicated when it happens in tandem. I want to comfort both of them, but I just can't be in two places at the same time. I am looking forward to Scott coming home from work so we can divide and conquer our sick house!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sick Koopa

Just in time for Christmas, and to wrap-up a truly crummy few days, Robby woke up sick yesterday. He crawled out of his bunk bed white as a sheet and shaking like a leaf in the wind. After rummaging through every drawer in the house to find the thermometer, I was able to confirm the obvious. My little Koopa was sick.  

He was wary about climbing back up into his bunk, so I tucked him into my bed and quarantined the room from Timmy. The rest of the morning was spent trying to keep Timmy away from his brother while still trying to sneak back to check on Koopa. I was relieved when Scott was able to come home from work a little early so that I could take my sick kiddo to the doctor. Being sick is miserable, but feeling ill at Christmas time is especially yucky.

With Robby medicated and resting, we hope that he feels better in a day or two. In the meantime, I'll be continuing the dance between checking on him and keeping Timmy at bay. I know that Timmy just wants to help, but sometimes his efforts lend chaos instead of assistance.

Monday, December 17, 2018

West Virginia Getaway

Over the weekend we packed up and headed to West Virginia. Scott's mom (aka Grandma) met us at the hotel for a pre-holiday getaway. All of my boys (including Scott) were over-the-moon to be reunited and to celebrate with Grandma.

I'm not sure when it happened but Robby and Timmy have both evolved into excellent travelers. Neither whined or complained during the four-hour drive. I was amazed that both kids kept themselves entertained and remained pleasant during the total of eight hours they spent in the car over the weekend.