What do you do when your kids have a day off from school and you are sick, the kind of sick that makes you feel like you need a nap every time you make the effort to walk upstairs and the kind of sick where it feels like tiny little knives are constantly stabbing your throat?
You manage to shower and get dressed (because that always makes you feel a little better) and take your girls somewhere they can ride their bikes a fairly long distance without them leaving your line of sight but where you can sit and not move for two hours while they enjoy the sunshine and ride until their legs hurt.
Then you go to the library, because your girls have been begging to go for days and you can mostly sit in one spot while they wander around looking for their favorite books. In Grace's case, that is a stack of American Girl novels and a new series she recently discovered at school. For Ellie, it means any and every book about horses, with a few books about dolphins thrown into the mix.
Then, because those tiny little knives stabbing your throat need some taming, you hit up Maverick for some froyo. Bonus: the new flavor is peanut butter. So clearly you all get the peanut butter swirled with chocolate. And after your finish yours, you do Ellie a solid and eat the last half of hers that she can't finish.
Saturday, when you are feeling a little better, you convince yourself that it is a big enough improvement that you can run 16 miles. You try to block out the fact that it was exhausting just to walk up a flight of stairs the day before. But the fact that you struggle to hit an 8:30/mile pace begins to clue you back in to reality. And you call it at 10 miles because it's better to let your body heal and get well than to push yourself to exhaustion and turn a few days of recovery into possibly weeks.
And on a completely different subject, I really love when I can force my girls to match and they are happy about it. I ordered two options for their Easter dresses and ended up liking both enough that I kept them all so they got to wear one set of them yesterday.
And this was my view from the couch last night: