The week started by Leo leaving on Sunday for a business trip. Lucky me, Nicolas came down with a mini-virus that night. He fought his sleep, stayed up past his bedtime, cried for 10 minutes, and finally fell asleep. The next day he was still not 100%, fought bedtime again, and didn't go to sleep until 9:30pm. 4 hours later he was screaming at the top of his lungs "mami" it broke my heart. I brought him back to bed with me after 1.5 of struggling to get him back to sleep. He never fell back into deep sleep and tossed and turned until 5:30am and was up for the day. I took off Wednesday to make sure he was ok. By this time of the week I was EXHAUSTED.
Lets fast forward to today. He was a happy camper this morning, I picked him up at daycare a little past 5:oopm. We went to the airport's observation deck to watch airplanes. Instead he played in the playground and maybe glanced at the runway and say one airplane take off. I sat there and watched him play and have fun. At around 6pm I ordered some pizza and we came home had dinner and watched Dora. He was signing along with Dora, asking for more pizza, was just happy as could be. We played outside, came back in, I bathed him and got him ready to go to bed.
The best part was putting on his pj. He was cracking up because I was tickling his feet. It was that contagious giggle/laugh. I could not help but indulge him with more tickling. He giggled and laughed for a good 10 minutes. And just like that I couldn't remember the crappy first part of the week. I didn't miss Leo for those minutes, it was just Nicolas and me. I read him 4 books, sang him his bedtime lullaby and put him in his crib and he drifted off to sleep.
I miss Leo terribly and can't wait for him to be back but if all days were like these I think I could deal without him (at least temporarily). Some days being a mother is so un-rewarding but then there are days like today. Nothing too crazy, just the simple things: the happy giggles, the glass of wine, downtime in from of a computer, editing pictures, soft music playing in the background.
And what is a post without pictures. Here are some of tonight.
Have a great weekend!