It has been a disappointment of a week so far since three of us came down with a nasty cold/fever bug. Thankfully Andrew has remained healthy. This is real, nitty-gritty parenting. 3am feverish feedings, trying to muster up energy to keep the toddler occupied, showing extra grace to an extra tired daughter – it’s in the trenches.

Even with the unpleasantness, it makes me so happy to see how loving Kate continues to act toward her brother. She always asks for him first thing when she wakes up. When he fusses she’s taken to patting his back and saying “Okay, okay, okay” or “Hi, buddy”.




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