Husband had to take Little One to the doctor yesterday. She got her nasty, awful cough Saturday night, and it was getting worse. She has a sinus infection, so she was out of school yesterday, and I convinced her to stay home today.
She really felt awful. Last night, as I was relaxing in the recliner, she tried to climb in and sit with me. She is 15, and almost my height…and I’m 5” 6 1/2”. I suggested we sit on the couch together, and after moving Fluffy White Dog twice (he was not impressed with me), I was able to hold her while she cuddled next to me feeling miserable. Yep, I loved feeling needed!
Husband thought it was funny, so he took a couple of Snap Chat videos of it, but Little One didn’t think he was funny, so she hid under the blanket. After she went to bed she texted me (teenagers!) and asked me to come upstairs…she wanted me to lay on her bed until she fell asleep. Much as I would have loved to do that, neither of the dogs were open to me laying on the bed next to her, and I was really tired, and needed to be able to get up for work. So I laid down, with a dog on my head, for a while, so she could get comfortable.
As Husband put it, if I could have, I would have spent 3 hours laying in her bed, or cuddling her on the couch. I don’t get many requests to hold my girls anymore, and it’s usually when they are sick that they ask. It can be tricky figuring out how to best be the Mom of a high school and a college student, but it is never hard to figure out how to love, support, and hug them when needed.