As a parent, one of the worst things is a sick child. Especially when they are young and can't really tell you what happened. Our little guy is sick.
It's horrible to see him injured but don't know what to do. After seeing the doctor, it was found that he had streptococcus, and we could not make him feel comfortable the other night. Fortunately, Jack is old enough to tell us that this is his throat, but since he recently took ibuprofen, there is nothing we can do. We tried to shake him, walk with him, let him drink something, we even tried some suckers. I can hardly comfort. Finally he told us that he wanted to sleep in Mom and Dad’s bed.
Now this is something Heather and I are trying to avoid because of fear that she will get used to sleeping with us. But this seemed to be an extenuating situation, so we all curled up on the bed. Before long, he fell asleep deeply. Even if I was about to sweat through my pillow and a 2-year-old child of 103 degrees was pressed on me like a gag, I would not use it to exchange for the world. I am relieved to know that he is asleep peacefully beside me. What is your parents’ bed that keeps you so comfortable?
As a child, I remember that nightmares and illness always meant spending a night in my parents' bed. I always feel safe there. Even as an adult, there are a few days when I just want to put my hands in the air and run and crawl on the bed with my mother. Where is your safe place? Another thing that is always comforting is hot chocolate cookies. Although everyone seems to have a chocolate chip cookie recipe, I know Southern Bite must also have one. This is the recipe I use the most.
I made these for my little guy today. These recipes always make you feel loved, don't they? Ingredients 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cup chocolate chips 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts Cream butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Put the flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl and gradually add the butter/sugar mixture. After mixing, add chocolate chips and nuts. Silpat pad or parchment paper), the amount is 1 tablespoon. I like the cookie scoop for this mission, as shown below (I got this from Target's dollar container). Bake in an oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Do about 4 dozen. This is my little sous chef! I hope it feels as good as when I took this photo!