Monday, March 18, 2013

Up All Night



Staying up all night used to be fun and exciting--usually entailing a concert, a cute new guy or a dance party followed by food and girl talk to the wee hours.

Unfortunately staying up all night these days means a sick kid.  We had some sickies a week before spring break, then pretty healthy kids during spring break and suddenly yesterday I found myself with flu-like body aches and by evening Lamp was throwing up.  At least sister is healthy I thought... until she joined the throw up party sometime in the middle of the night.  Luckily the husband took the majority of the night shift since I was still coming off a sick day.  Thankfully I'm feeling better.  And little Lamp is finally sleeping... I really don't think she slept more than 30 minute increments last night.  Poor thing.  Looks like we're set for a day of TV, pedialite and chicken soup.  I can handle that...

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ps:  If you have time watch this great video about a girl with autism overcoming some big obstacles... this Katy Perry song has been permanently endeared to my heart because of this video.


7 comments:

  1. oh man, now i'm crying! yeah, that song means something different now - i think i will always associate it with that video and my own spectrum kiddo.

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  2. Oh man! It's definitely going around! I know exactly how they feel. Poor things! My weekend was full of jello, saltines and pedialite. Lame! Hope you guys feel better soon!

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  3. I dedicated this song to my son who has Asperger's and CP from the first time I heard it, I do believe that it fits kids with Autism to a "T".
    Loved the video!!!! Go Jodi!

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  4. Hope you'll all get well soon! And oh, what a great video you've posted, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Finally got to watch this video, and I'm in tears. I loved that tiny smile as Jodi heard the crowd cheering for her right at the beginning. The song definitely has new meaning now

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  6. that is will's favorite song. he thought it was super cool that a kid was singing it. and even cooler when I told him how we can do hard things.

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  7. That was so heart-warming to see. Lovely little girl who enjoys her life despite the trials she is into.

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