Today I've been thinking about the differences between a mom and a 3 year old with colds.
Why is it that when Mom gets a cold she loses all energy, and feels the need to fall onto the couch after every other chore? Even more appealing is crawling into bed and just pulling the covers up.
Just give me warm drinks and try not to notice my sighing and moaning.
I go up and down the stairs with the energy of a granny when I have a cold.
In contrast, when my 3 year old gets a cold, it doesn't seem to phase her. She sneezes and coughs but seems to have limitless energy. She bounds up the stairs yelling, "I can beat you!"
That squealing and laughter that you hear? It's just my 3 year old. She has a cold.
Sometimes I wonder what I will be like when I am 60, 70, or 80. Will I just have to go to bed for 2 weeks when I get a cold?
When I was bathing her this morning, Jadyn asked if she could play more after we washed. I told her that I was tired and I just wanted to finish the bath. She asked why I was tired and I told her I was still tired from my cold. She said, "Well, I'm not tired!"
I thought - Yes, I know dear. You have the energy of 5 children each day, from morning to night.
She asked if I needed to go lie down and rest. :) She's also been offering me Kleenex today.
Maybe she will take care of me in my old age.