Yesterday, the unthinkable happened. Ken and I both ended up with the dreaded stomach virus. Sure, the stomach virus is bad enough by itself, but then, you add an 8 month old and a 1 week old in there and it’s pretty much life altering it seems at the time.
Me being me, the first thing I thought was to call my parents. Surely, they would take at least one of the boys. Well, they came and loaded up BOTH of them to take them to their house for the night. After the virus passed, Ken and I got a good night’s sleep.
When I called to check on the boys this morning, I found out that both of my parents had also ended up sick in the night, but still took care of our babies while being sick, something that Ken and I thought we couldn’t do. This just goes to show me what real parenting looks like. Even when your child is 29 and a mother of two, you suck it up and deal with your sickness while taking care of two YOUNG babies. It’s called selflessness. Parenting takes a lot of that and I am here to tell you that Deborah and Stanley FIveash have it in spades. I hope to one day, maybe not today, but one day be the parents that they are.