My kids had their first day back for term four today and my girl was sick - she had high fevers over night. body aching, tummy upset and so of course I kept her home. She was so upset to not see her friends and do all the nine year old girl things that a nine year old girl needs to do but later in the day we were sitting on the couch and she looked at me and said "There's one really good thing about this". I said "What's that?" She said "That my mum is home to make me soup and look after me". That child just about KILLED me in her early years - she did not sleep. Ever. She cried all the time and I honestly didn't feel close to her until she was about four or five but now we're doing good and that was one of my grateful moments for today.
I'm getting what's left of my hair cut off on Thursday - bring it on.