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January 25th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Update

So we had a weekend. I wanted to say quiet and uneventful because compared to the past 2 months, it seemed so tame. However, it was neither quiet or uneventful. We had Chunguita’s birthday party on Saturday. She had six of her little friends over for it. It started out rocky. Piper didn’t enjoy playing school, so she came out and said she wanted to go home. I suggested musical chairs which caused Chunguita to burst into tears. We finally got the girls settled down for lunch, but Chunguita was still crying. I suggested that we go to the park after lunch, and DH said they could make a movie while they were there. That perked her up. The rest of the party went well. She very much enjoyed the trip to the park, watching her new movie, playing a treasure hunt game, opening presents, eating cake, and smashing a piñata.

Pulguito was hanging out in his room watching movies on a portable DVD player and napping. He had a tummy bug, was running a temperature of 101F/39C, and had thrown up 4 times the night before.

Sunday was more sunny than cloudy, but I didn’t spend much time outside. I just don’t have much energy or enthusiasm to do much. I want to get my sewing/crafting area cleaned up, and even that seems to much to do. I ran a few errands, did laundry, and cut up the week’s veggies w/DH.

And I called Eina. It is just so sad. They are glad to be at home, but … and it’s a big but. They ache for Diego. My heart breaks for them. She works for Sun, and they’ve been very supportive of her missing work. She has been able to use vacation, bereavement leave, and sick leave, so she’s still getting a paycheck and will for a while. She’s hoping to get laid off and get the severence package. That would give her another 6 months of income and time before she has to start worrying about paying the mortgage and eating and what not. She says that Jack is avoiding everything playing a computer game he likes.

I just can’t imagine how awful it must be. I know how it is for me, and … well, it must be so much worse for them.

Santa Cruz Sunset

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    This is just so very sad! I think if it were my child, I would just lay down in a corner and die. I wouldn’t have the strength to go on living. I (we) used to keep our children in our bed when they were babies. My eldest would sometimes forget to breathe and I would massage his little body to remind him to breath. He would take a breath, then stop. It scared the heck out of me, so I kept them in my bed. When the eldest was about 3, he climbed out of my bed one night in the dark. I asked him where he was going, he said to his own room. He never came back to our bed.

    I read somewhere that cot death is mostly threatening to children up to their first birthday and mainly to male children. Obviously the experts are very wrong on this. I have just read on someone’s craft blog that her friend has just lost her 22month old daughter to cot death. I would like to know who that monster is called ‘cot death’ that steals our babies.

    My heart aches for you and your family. Be gentle with yourselves. I don’t believe in that popular coined word called ‘closure’. It is just a media word coined to keep news moving right along. Take care of yourselves and take all the time you want until you feel or want to feel ‘normal’ again.

    Heather on January 28th, 2009
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