I've been under the weather going on a good two months now, on and off. The past few days, though, mostly on.
Jacob had a half day of school, as he usually does on Mondays. Sydney and I picked him up, brought him home, had some snacks, and then my energy gave out and I dozed on the couch as the kids climbed on me and talked to me.
Sydney, sensing I was cold since I was curled up in a ball, went and got her favorite blanket from her bed, brought it into the living room and covered me up with it.
Jacob followed suit, and then surprised me with a kiss while my eyes were closed.
The other day, Sydney put both of her hands on my face and said, "Cute little mommy" as I was getting her buckled into her car seat.
I thought I was gonna lose it earlier this morning when they were both whining at me at the same time - don't know why that puts me over the edge. Thankfully, it's the moments like this afternoon that completely make up for them being so age appropriate at other times, and the good moments with them far outweigh the not so good ones.
How did I get so incredibly lucky with these kids?
Tonight when I was tucking them in, I snuggled a bit with Sydney. When she's ready to fall asleep, she likes her own space so she said to me (as she has several times before), "Get in your own bed!"
So I crawled into Jacob's bed and snuggled a bit with him. He said, "You're so cuddly..." And as he fell asleep, I could hear his breathing change as it turned into a soft snore.
These are the precious moments I want to remember.