Sickness brings days at home

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.

I was just saying in the last week or so how I was trying to figure out how I was going to fit everything in before Dec. 24. With only one vacation day and lots to do, I was feeling the pressure of trying to figure out when I was going to get presents wrapped, cookies baked, treats made and other holiday stuff done between work and full evenings.

Well … our family was struck by illness and I had unexpected time off caring for sick children. Not exactly what I wanted. I did get quite a bit of wrapping and other little projects accomplished, but I’d rather have the kids healthy.

I will say that I’m grateful they got sick now rather than in two weeks. Gary and all the kids were sick at Christmas probably five years ago and that was the worst holiday ever.

I had lots of time that Christmas since we couldn’t go anywhere and they were spending all their time in bed. The holidays weren’t the same.

I guess I’ve grown accustomed to the rush and hectic pace that December brings. Having it any other way just doesn’t feel right.

Like I said, be careful what you wish for.

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