My son Judah is a thumb sucker, that should be first made clear, he also has eczema. With the dry winter air he’s been chapped everywhere and slathered continuously with petroleum jelly. However, his thumb can’t be and so it’s cracked horribly in two places and no amount of lanolin has really helped. For the last few nights he hadn’t been sleeping well and it’s kept my husband and I up and down till dawn. So needless to say we hadn’t been sleeping well either.
Tuesday’s I volunteer at the school every morning from 11:07am to 12:30pm. So yesterday after a fitful sleep I get up and check my email as usual and before you know it Judah is crying. I bring him downstairs 30 minutes before I have to get ready, he’s super snuggles in the morning. My husband gets up after 3 hours of sleep with an awful headache and waits until I pass Judah over to him. After much screaming on Judah’s part I get ready and am about to walk out of the door when I had this epiphany. I thought to myself, “What am I doing?” My son’s not happy, my husbands not happy and all the sudden going to sit at a lunch room to sell bubble gum to 10-13 year old’s didn’t seem worth it. I called in, took of my coat, went into the living room and picked up my sad little boy. I told my husband to go get some rest and snuggled in with my little man. He said he was fine that I could go but I told him that my first place is at home; family first. I kissed him goodnight and smiled at Judah who after moments of realizing I wasn’t going anywhere smiled back. We did shapes and cards all morning and it seemed to me that repeatedly playing 300 card pick up was more worthwhile.
Anyways, yesterday I got an email from Totsy. I had won, “Mom of the Week”. After initial shock of winning anything I couldn’t help but remember this morning seeing my husband’s scrunched face from a headache and no sleep holding our sad little angel and deciding to stay home. I thought to myself, as I’ve thought every day for my whole life, everything happens for a reason.
My sister had a baby boy recently. I call him Chubba Love cause he’s the chubbiest thing I’ve ever seen, cute as can be. I haven’t gotten to see my sister in over a year and I miss her dearly. When I realized that I won a bedding set from Cocalo all I could think of was her so I messaged to see if she’d gotten one yet and she hadn’t. I again thought to myself, “All things happen for a reason.” So I messaged Jennifer at Totsy to see if she could mail my prize to my sister and she said they would. At least in some small way I can imagine that I’m holding that little chubs through a prize winning Cocalo bedding set since I am not sure when I will get to be able to.
My son slept through the night for the first time last night, peacefully dreaming away on his red blanket, sucking on his little cracked thumb with Elmo nearby. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.