since i was oh, so near to finishing up the first batch of sprouting tuber mimics, a nasty cold virus inevitably invaded my home.
my daughter came down with it first. as my face was her preferred method of wiping her nose, i naturally was overcome within a day or two.
so, for the past week i haven't done a damn thing but nurture my lit'le one and to some extent myself. i set aside dolls, sewing, laundry, everything. the only happenings have been copious amounts of snuggling, hanging out in a steamed up bathroom, and reading aloud lots of fairy tales.
as miserable as i have felt, these past few days have had their own sort of pleasure. it has really shown me how much i adore motherhood. little moments with my daughter have become some of the most monumental ones in my life. rocking and nursing her as we both struggle with stuffed noses. slowly dancing in the steam filled bathroom (giving much relief to the aforementioned stuffed noses).
the grandest moments have presented themselves in my little thirteen month old attempting the role of caregiver. she has taken to grabbing a tissue, wiping my nose, then giving me a bit of comfort in the form of a kiss and hug. i can't begin to say how much this makes me melt. i feel immense contentment knowing that nature has gifted her with such a gentle spirit.
anyway, it has proven to be a nasty bug that doesn't want to loosen it's grasp on us. we are almost back to normal, albeit with some uncharacteristic stuffiness still. today i have picked up a needle & thread and set back to work where i left off with the mimics.