Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Take a deep breath...
Today's picture of the day... my boy, just past midnight, getting a breathing treatment.
Darn allergies. Combine a climbing pollen count with an afternoon playdate with a little friend who is the proud owner of a dog AND a cat, and voila! Coughing and wheezing...
I have to say that my darling husband was NOT very happy with me taking pictures of Davis, 'mid-treatment' in the wee hours.
He remembers as a kid getting breathing treatments with wet sheets draped around his bunk bed. He said he remembers it feeling pretty isolating... and that it's scary to have trouble breathing. To be sick with allergies so often, getting allergy shots, having to stay inside, etc. (made me just want to hug the little snotty-nosed kid he must have been) ;)
So, I explained to Davis that I wanted this to be my 'picture of the day' for our Project 365 album (lately my kids have been 'staging' things for me to take pictures of for the 'picture of the day'... more about that later.)
I told him, "Dude, some days you're winning the Pinewood Derby... some days you're getting nebbed. That's just how we roll."
And isn't that just the damn truth? One of my favorite things to say... "Life isn't always rainbows and bubbles."
So I want to remember this. The good, the not so good... sometimes even the downright 'crap' parts. And that's what I want my Project 365 album to reflect.
Being a parent is sometimes just hard, scary work, and our life as a family is NOT always rainbows and bubbles, birthday parties and trips to the zoo.
Sometimes, it's phlegm, cough medicine, and nebulizers. And all we can do is snap a picture, and try to make a little boy smile in the middle of the night.
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- A short conversation...
- Pop Culture things I wish would just go away...
- What a bunch of characters...
- 'Project Upload'... complete!
- That's HAWT!!
- Disney documentation... DONE!
- Scrap it!
- Numero Uno
- More flags = more fun!
- This says it all...
- Easter morning...
- Take it from the top!
- Take a deep breath...
- One Shining moment...
- Derby Day
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