The good thing is that I had no great plans for New Year’s Eve. All I really wanted was to get Jackson to bed early and watch a movie as I nursed Olivia. Yes – my life is thoroughly exciting isn’t it?
We are at my family’s cabin in the mountains and Jackson had his first ski lessons on New Year’s Day. For me, celebrating the New Year meant getting him in bed and trying to get a bit of sleep before it was time to get him ready for the day.
But at about 9pm, just as I finished publishing my Tackle It Tuesday post, I realized that I was getting another case of Mastitis. It is amazing how suddenly Mastitis comes on. This time I knew exactly what was happening.
I left Olivia with Phil and I walked up to the small hospital that is fortunately just a short distance from our cabin to get some antibiotics. By the time I got back, my headache was raging, I had the chills and all I wanted to do was sleep.
Unfortunately, Olivia wasn’t in the mood to start the New Year with a great sleep. I was up most of the night with her and then it was time to get Jackson dressed and ready for his big day.
So after I snapped some quick pictures of Jackson in his gear, I put Olivia down and crawled back into bed. I had hoped to bundle up Olivia in the afternoon and head over to the mountain to watch Jackson, but I was so dizzy and weak I gave up that plan. I would have to wait for Phil and Jackson to get home to hear all about the day.
When Jackson got home, I quizzed him on his day, “How was it? Did you have fun? What was your favorite part?”
You would think that I would hear about skiing, right? I mean we did pay a ridiculous amount of money for him to experience the thrill of skiing down a mountain, right?
But apparently it was the thrill of lunch that truly impressed my son. “I had a hot dog, vegetable soup, French fries and lemonade. I ate half of my hot dog, most of my soup and all of my fries. And THEN I had cheesecake and I ate the most cheesecake in my class! I ate as much as the snowboarders!”
“That sounds great Jackson – but what was your favorite part of your day? Did you like skiing?”
“My favorite part of the day was the cheesecake!”
“Great,” I thought, “All that money for memorable cheesecake.”
But after a thoughtful pause, Jackson added, “My second favorite part was skiing.”
Well – I guess second place is pretty good.
Jackson is going for lessons again tomorrow (well actually today now) so I better get to bed and try to get some rest. This time I am hopefully going to get to that mountain and watch my little guy ski.
I wonder what they will have for dessert tomorrow…