Andy decided to brave the weather, so it was just Michael and I all day. Michael has had a touch of a stomach bug since last Friday night. It started with some throwing up, but he never ran a fever, and never really complained. The only way I knew anything was still wrong was he lack of appetite and some very unpleasant diaper changes. He passed it on to me, so neither of us was feeling 100% yesterday.
We had a nice, laid back kind of day. We played trains and dinosaurs for a while, even though T-Rexes have trouble moving the trains with their short little arms. Next we played birthday. Michel would wrap up a dinosaur with Shirt and hand it to me to unwrap. I feigned surprise each time, even after I unwrapped the same T-Rex 30 times. After a while, Michael demanded his dinosaur DVD, and I obliged because I didn’t really want to unwrap T-Rex another 100 times. I popped in the DVD and stretched out on the sofa.
After a few minutes, Michael climbed up on me and made him self comfortable. I closed my eyes and enjoyed the warmth. Then I noticed him relaxing more and more until he was finally asleep against my chest. I scooted down as much as I could and ended up snuggled up tummy to tummy with Michael; his hair tickling my nose and his breath on my neck. We napped like that for an hour or so, and when we woke up, we both felt a good bit better.
I hate using vacation time for snow days. I hate snow days when we can’t even play in the snow. Yesterday should have been the biggest waste of a day off ever. But, to have my little baby curl up and sleep on me like he did when he was just an itty bitty made it one of the best snow days ever. Who needs snow forts when you can have snuggles instead?