Friday, January 16, 2009


Henry is two. He has had an ear infection for a minimum of three weeks. He is in pain and he's toast.

Despite constant dosing of pain medication (for Henry), the half-hour tantrums continued. As did the constant crying. The only thing that provided him any solace was a constant, streaming supply of milk and the movie Cars. (Thank you Lightning McQueen and Disney/Pixar. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.)

I was calm and patient and nuturing. ALL DAY LONG.

It took:
Constant deep breaths, constant raw cookie dough (at least a dozen cookies worth), and a hefty (but not constant) glass of wine at the end of the day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the cookie dough, love the wine, love the gratitude for the movie Cars, love your intention and ability to be calm even in the midst of chaos. And knowing exactly the ingredients you need to get in that place, well that's mastery. Thank you for sharing your moments that resonate with me.