Sicky {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}


Sick now for three days.  A stubborn head cold.  It always amazes me how kids deal with being sick.  They just keep plugging along, trying to pretend nothing is wrong, while I just want to curl up in bed and feel sorry for myself.  Why is that? Right now he's negotiating the day.  I've already made it clear he needs a nap since the last two nights have been terrible sleeps and he needs rest to get better.  Here is the deal he negotiated, because really, can you say no to a pathetic little sicky?  Absolutely not. First we have MiMi's.....then he gets to "work" with grandpa for a while, then he's willing to take a nap.  However, all us parents know, when nap time comes, more deals will be presented to me. Anything to get out of a nap. Anything to not miss out on a single second of his life, no matter how tired and sick. His determination to enjoy life, no matter what it throws at him, is a lesson I need to learn.