I have to share this!
Cooper had a cold yesterday. I am kind of worried that he might have an ear infection which would mean that his tube most likely fell out. Ugh. I can’t even think about it. It seems to be gone today though.
Anyhow, I picked him up from daycare and for the first time in 2 years we rode home in silence. Usually, he ‘chats’ the whole ride. It borders whining with a bit of pointing and shrieking. Oh, to know what is in that kid’s head! I’d give anything.
So, we get home and Cooper kind of moped in the house. Usually, he RUNS and turns on the cartoons and grabs a snack while I get his milk. He just sorta stood in the door so I knew he wasn’t feeling well. Cooper is usually a little blur running circles around me so it was strange to see him just standing there. I think I said something like, “Cooper, your eyes are blue?!?! I had no idea!!”)
When I was little my mom always made me a bed on the couch when I was sick. I have tried this in the past with Cooper and no go. The kid could be on his death bed and he would still stand at the TV. But, we have seen so many improvements lately I figured it was worth a try.
I made him a bed on the couch and he laid there for an hour. I have NEVER, EVER, EVER seen Cooper lay ‘awake’ anywhere. Yes, you read that right. Cooper is 3 and he has never laid on the couch or the floor or wherever. And has only just started sitting in a chair to read books. So, for 60 glorious minutes, he watched cartoons and played with Scout.
Now yes, I know he didn’t feel well, but he allowed himself to rest. This is a huge milestone. After he had dinner he spent the rest of the evening snuggling mom and dad. And then went to bed and slept 12 hours.
It’s the simple victories in life that get you through the day! (I actually saved these pictures on my computer under the names, “first time sitting still” and “still sitting still.” That’s how big this is to me!)