Last Thursday my son developed a bit of a cough. He also had a low-grade fever. Low….like 99. Most schools don’t even consider that a fever. No big deal, right? Friday, same thing. Saturday, he seems fine. Sunday, it is back again. The fever disappears with Tylenol, but the cough is keeping him up at night. Since we had a family vacation coming up, we figured a visit to the doctor ‘JUST IN CASE’ is probably a good idea. But I really didn’t think it was a big deal. Because I am a good mom and I KNOW when something is wrong with my small dude, right? Wrong. He had pneumonia. PNEUMONIA. *sigh* There goes my ‘good mom’ badge. Or so I thought until I read this beautiful post….. A Good Mom Checklist by Alex Iwashyna. Taking me one by one through the many things I HAVE done right (and often) from loving my kids to carrying them when their legs worked perfectly fine to mastering the ability to quote from their favorite books to, as you see in this fabulous picture of Alex – allowing our kids to dress us up in their version of Fancy Nancy and not complained.
What would you add to the list?
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Photo Credit with permission: Alex Iwashyna, LateEnough.com