Crazy eyes

Little Bellabug Miller is sick. Not so sick that she can't cry for you to "come cudderin wit me" or "come pway wit me" or "wanna do my pussles?" but sick enough that she must stay home from school. I am not cut out to be a stay-at-home mom, but I have enjoyed her moody, split personality little self the past two days.

While I've gotten zero work done (and must present at least 4 completed articles to my editor by noon tomorrow), I have made lots of cudderin pishers (coloring pictures) and I could put her spahka pussel (sparkle puzzle) together in my sleep. We've had multiple tea parties, watched Tigger-Pooh moobee (movie) at least three times, changed her baby's diapers, tightly burrito-wrapped every stuffed animal she owns, and spent many quiet moments just snuggling close together.

I am ready for her to kick whatever virus is running through her. We're both tired of the fever, rash, sweats, and sudden crying jags -- one of which left us rocking quietly in the dark from midnight last night until the wee hours of the morning, after which I had to change my pajamas because they were soaked with sweat from the 28-pound furnace in my lap.

But I'm not exactly ready to send her back to daycare. I can honestly say that I've laughed as many times as I've groaned, and the child seems to enjoy having my undivided attention as well as the run of the house without her brother here. Sometimes I daydream about life as a SAHM, and days like the past two make it seem all the more tantalizing.

Hopefully tomorrow we'll both get back to our normal routine (cause Mama's gotta make some money!), but I know I'll still be chuckling about little sass's dictator voice and crazy eyes.

This post was written for Steady Mom's 30-Minute Blog Challenge.


  • Marcia (123 blog)

    Kelly, I loved reading your "about" page - you have a way with words and i'm intrigued to read more. You are brave to have adopted your son all by yourself! both your kids are cute as buttons - your little girl looks exactly like you.

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

    (the twin mom)

  • Emily

    I hope she feels better soon! But you are right, there is something precious in those moments with a child home just-sick-enough. Last year, my son and I made a pirate ship from a clementine box when he had a little fever and he has been feigning illness ever since in an attempt to stay home for another project :-)

  • Trish

    What a cutie pie! I have been fortunate to be able to work part-time and get the best of both worlds.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  • Moore Minutes

    People probably always tell you this but wow, she is gorgeous!! She looks like she's packed full of personality too! ;) I hope she feels better....I hate having sick kids at home. I'm a terrible nurse.

    What do you do? Are you a freelance writer or do you write for a magazine?

  • Kelly

    I felt the same way the last time I stayed home with my son. There is a part of me that wishes I could be home with him every day, but another part that can't imagine not having my career- life outside mommyhood- which I think makes me a better mom. It's a lot easier to not take my time with him for granted when I only have so much time.

  • Courtney Jenkins

    HAHA! Luke was sick & had to stay home on a Thursday & Friday a few weeks back. By Monday, I knew why I wasn't a SAHM! We had a blast & you know I'd do it again in a heartbeat, but I got nothing done, was totally exhausted, and can now recite about 15 books to you by heart! Not to mention, I NEED adult interaction!
    Your pics of Bella are adorable - as usual!

  • Laryssa Herbert

    Check out those lovely eyelashes!

    Thanks for visiting Heaven In The Home and sharing your tips.

    I rub my hands with a stainless steel spoon too! It really works.

    Come back to visit soon!

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