Crying, sneezing, sniffling, wheezing
Mommy I need juice!
Coughing, sleeping, puking, weeping
Mommy I need you.
Sick kids are overwhelming,
Constant need for something new.
You run around and fall apart
wishing you could split in two.
Dishes pile high and the floor gets lost.
Kleenex scattered around the room.
Plans get cancelled, call it in.
We’re not leaving anytime soon.
The cuddles though…and oh those hugs
Kissing cheeks and wiping tears.
Rubbing heads and holding hands
and comforting their little fears.
They’ll need me less when they are well,
so I’ll steal snuggles while I can.
Anything to hold them tighter
and love them both with all I am.
And when their colds have gone again
we will laugh, run, build, seek, play.
Until then though, Mom has the cure-
Patience, care, and hugs all day.