Today is our second day of house arrest due to a stomach bug that’s been making Aubrey and Emma very sick. Aubrey asked me multiple times yesterday “When are we going to stop thoed upping, Momma?” and was also unable to walk from one room to another due to the fact that her legs were so “wibbly.”
Although they were sick, I wouldn’t say we had a bad day. I unfolded and made up the sofa bed, and hosted a movie marathon with all the Sprite and Popsicles you could hold…literally. The girls slept on the couch at nap time and are feeling much better today!
By yesterday afternoon, they were feeling better. So much so that Emma was begging to eat. I tried and tried to put her off, but she wouldn’t have it. She ate and begin “thoed upping” again while I had Sadie in her high chair trying to feed her dinner. I was running back and forth between the bathroom and the kitchen. After a couple of trips I walked back into the kitchen to find Aubrey feeding Sadie! Aubrey said, “Momma, I got her one of those baby napkin things…” (A bib, I hadn’t bothered, I was just going to bath her!)
I watched in amazement as my almost five-year sat patiently feeding her baby sister, one small spoonful at a time. Complete with Mommy-like baby talk, “Isn’t that goooood? It is! It is! It’s SOOOOO good! It’s yummy for your tummy, yes it is!” Every time Sadie would coo or open her mouth to smile, Aubrey would gently push another bite in her mouth. Apparently Aubrey has some mad mommy skillz…who knew?