Jesse has been feeling sickly for a couple of weeks now. She missed her final exams prior to the Christmas Break due to elevated fever and bronchitis. On Christmas Eve, we ended up in the ER with a perforated eardrum in addition to the respiratory infection. She hasn't been this sick since she was about 5 years old- it was in December then, too. This poor baby is coughing so deeply and consistently that she is unable to rest without medication.
So, for Christmas this year, we have been camping out in my bed and watching movies. While I wish she weren't sick, it has been really great to be able to just be lethargic and watch movies in between her naps.
Nathan actually had plans with a friend's family this year. All in all, it worked out well. Nathan kept checking on his sister but was still able to go out and be festive, too. When he got in early this morning, he came to check on her again and make sure she was warm enough. Somehow, he has developed a fondness for his little sister--- but he probably won't admit to it:)
Overall, Christmas was not what I had envisioned this year, but it was good nonetheless!!! I like it when things work out as they should.