The bright-eyed girl the photo next to me is as precocious as she looks. She will be 4 soon and most of the time she is head strong and demands what she wants ---not that it gets her what she wants. However it does not stop her from trying. I often see a very clear "type A" personality. None-the-less when she becomes sick it is with great dread of going to the Dr. that she will not come forth and proclaim her ailment. Thankfully as "mom" I am usually fully equipped to see beyond her fear and can most of the time pin point what is wrong.
Friday she woke with the 24hr stomach flu. So fun to start you morning with stomach contents... So in atypical fashion she laid on the couch all day watching movies and sleeping. The stomach eruptions finally subsided when we got some Lemon-lime soda and she was able to keep it down. Thankfully for all she did not have to go see the Dr. or be rushed to the hospital.
So it was with joy this morning when she woke and found when was feeling better that she came rushing into our room and after getting my attention, held my face in her hands, looked me in the eye's and said, "Mama, I feel better. My tummy does not have to throw up anymore. I don't have to go to the Dr. I'm much better."
And I know she was better because she had no more problems and was back bothering her brother and being precocious. Sometimes it is like being on a roller coaster with her and her different moods. I pray she out grows her swings and sticks to the swings at the park instead.