Monday, December 13, 2010

A Grinch Heart

"I was worrying Buster's heart was two sizes too small, but now I'm thinking it growed because he is much nicer on this day."

Buddy & I were sick the entire week last week with a particularly nasty virus that has been going around; I can't remember the last time any of us were so sick for such a long period of time. Normally, I would send any non-infected children over to my mom or sister's to play, but since this virus was so awful, I didn't want to risk spreading our germs to anyone else. Unfortunately for Buster, that meant he was stuck home all week with two people who could do little else except lie on the couch and watch an endless loop of Diego episodes all day long. He was bored out of his mind and choose to express his displeasure by throwing puzzle pieces at the cats, climbing on the book shelves and communicating only via shrieks and whines.

It was a long week.

Luckily all 3 of us are back to normal today. Buddy & I are disease-free and the boys are back to being best buddies. Buster even shared his blanket with Buddy this afternoon, prompting Buddy's announcement to me that we no longer need to be concerned about the size of Buster's heart. I know my heart got the warm-fuzzies when Buddy finished talking to me, ran back to the playroom, threw his arms around Buster and said "You're my best brother ever!" as they fell to the floor in a giggling heap.

Nothing like a week of high fevers to remind us that regular, ordinary days together are pretty awesome.

5 comments:

  1. I love this! Bad start, suspenseful middle (except please tell Buster that I'm not a fan of the puzzle pieces at the cats incident...), and a happy happy ending! :)

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  2. I'm hoping that you are able to stay well and enjoy new, larger Grinch hearts. :) (I can't wait for you to see our Christmas cards- you'll laugh!)

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  3. Too cute! Glad you are all feeling back to normal!

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  4. Glad everyone is feeling better!

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