i love it.
jude and i were talking about collecting coats, blankets, and toys for a christmas drive at his school. they really encourage the kids to give things of their own. i told jude that some children do not have warm blankets, jackets or toys. i asked how he felt about this and he said "mommy, this is very disappointing." i thought that was too sweet! i have been so impressed at how he willingly wants to give his things to help these kids. if only we could all maintain that spirit!
i am trying to stay focused on gratitude, as indi recently infected me with the virus that causes cold sores. around halloween, she was very sick. the dr told us it was either hand-foot-and mouth (without sores on her hands or feet) or her first exposure to cold sores. she had blisters in and around her mouth. it turned out to be the latter. she scratched my arm after her fingers were in her mouth and shared the love with me (on my arm!). i am sooo sick: body aches, nausea, a nasty rash which got infected so i'm now on antibiotics. i'm just thankful it's not shingles and that it's on my arm and not on my face or especially my eye! dan now refers to indi as "patient zero". i guess it's a movie reference. i am really lame when it comes to movie references.
so since we're talking cold sores, the dr told me that it's very important not to let anyone with a cold sore kiss your child, especially by the eyes. i guess it can lead to blindness. scary stuff.