So, with my wife sick (again) and not wanting her to get grumpy emails for not posting, I have decided to try to step in and blog a bit for her, until she gets better.
If real life were like the movies, this is the point in which the government would step in and surround our home with a 200ft wall and never let anyone in or out again; or we would get shipped off to a remote medical facility for testing our germs to be used in weird experiments. For the past three weeks, my wife and kids have been passing around a cold bug; I had it for a brief time, but got over it and have been living on vitamin c and Echinacea ever since. Both of the kids have been missing their swim lessons and Awanas, and Abby had a touch of a respiratory infection.
I have assumed most of the roles of the wife for the time, cooking and cleaning and taking care of the kiddos. I am having a few flash backs to my time in OKC, when I was a stay at home dad, but I am finding this time more stressful as I am also trying to keep on top of my classes (which I have to say I am not doing a good job of right now). I had high hope for this reading week, but so far, they have come up short. But it is ok, I know where my priorities lie, with my family, not my classes. Classes and grades will come and go, but my family is forever, and making them more comfortable is the most important thing. (I have to keep reminding myself of that, especially when I get really stressed over my home work and reading!) I am painfully aware of how much my wife and kids have sacrificed for me to be in school, both in time and in our finances. So taking care of them is the least that I can do for them right now.
So I will continue to sleep on the hide-a-bed, scrub, sanitize, and clean the house and care for my family, so that once they get all better, I can get sick and enjoy some TLC from my loving family, assuming they haven’t walled us in by that point.