having a sick day with my 12 year old, who, on day two of strep is not allowed to go to school, but not sick enough to feel really sick. I do love antibiotics.
playing skip-bo over breakfast
staying in jammies together until lunchtime
playing with the cellphone camera
texting her brother pictures of the cats in the lego fort and teasing him about our sick day while he was slaving away in his physics lab
receiving his text back that said "go away! let me be miserable!"
cutting out snowflakes and adorning our windows
eating magical chocolate banana bread, sent over warm by the breakfast dessert fairy just in time for breakfast (thank you Marilyn!)
playing America's top model with Chumpy the wonder sock monkey
(home-made with love for her last Christmas by her 14-year-old sister)
having a 12-year old daughter who still loves to play with sock monkeys
Lots and lots of laughter.