Nonsense

My mum is in hospital having some tests after some fainting spells and breathlessness led to the discovery that her hemoglobin levels are insanely low and we've have all been worried about her. C particularly has needed a little extra love. I think she's concerned in a non-specific kind of way but doesn't have the language to properly express herself. So hugs, reassurances and
plenty of time to run around like a mad thing playing indoor touch footy with J and JW are on the menu.

Yesterday was particularly exhausting (exuberant indoor games in cramped spaces and constant physical contact can wear a mama out) so we started today with dessert just for something different. Tucking into a bowl of ice-cream and strawberries gave her and JW quite a boost. Funny how a little nonsense can give you a lift... I often forget that as I go about my day pretending to be all grown up. Of course, taking picture books to the hospital and having Oma read them aloud also helped but I like to think that breakfast was restorative too.

Comments

Lynn said…
Oh dear, I hope your poor mum is doing much better soon...and that everybody else can heave a big sigh of relief and get back to normal!
blackbird said…
Keep us posted while we hold Oma in our thoughts...
Mary said…
thinking of you all and especially Oma. I think you, me and bb all have an Oma in our lives.
The Coffee Lady said…
My best wishes for your mum. And I am all admiration at your nonsense meal - I am far too anal to allow myself that!
sophie said…
I am so sorry to hear about your mum, hoping for a full recovery! my mother in law has severe osteo arthritis and sometimes it flares up really badly and lucia has a very difficult time dealing with her nanna not being able to do the things she used to. poor little sensitive kiddos!!
Valerie said…
i'm sorry to hear this bad news about your Mom's health hopefully it is not too long to heal.
excuse my two-cents here, but i had a similar alert level (two years in a row) that justified some hospital check-up the first time it happened. it was actually the result of a severe iron deficiency + some bad allergies that significantly (to the point my husband had to stay away from his job not to bring germs home) weakened my immune system...
this to say it sometimes has the most unexpected but not necessarily too serious causes.
i hope your Mom will feel much better real soon x
Hi I was sent your way from Eleanor From The Comment Box. Sorry to hear about your mother, I hope she recovers soon.I love the breakfast idea! I think it's really important to take time to be silly and fun with the kids too :-)

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