Tuesdays With Tyler: Didn’t Think I’d Miss Him

Normally, when Grant and I are faced with a holiday break, even if it is a three day weekend, we have an “Oh my God” attitude towards it.  We adore Tyler but caring for him usually wears us out and by the last day, for myself at least, I feel like death.

I was really scared of what this nine day Winter break would be like, especially because I have been doing worse than my usual crappy self lately.  But having Tyler home was, for both Grant and I, a joy.  I was homebound the whole time and Tyler only went out a couple of times, but, like us, he enjoys being at home.  When we are out, after a while he usually asks when we can go home.

He enjoys staying in his pajamas and watching t.v. and playing, and now he is getting to the point where he can play well on his own.  We all enjoyed watching one of his Christmas presents, all of the episodes of Spider-man from the ’90s!  He has turned us in to Spidey freaks!

Tyler is starting to get used to the fact that mommy needs to rest and sleep more than he does!  Grant helps out a lot with him too, allowing me to sleep in and nap, or sometimes go to bed early.

And Tyler is turning into…a little person!  You can actually have a conversation with him.  We had lots of fun too, playing games, reading and snuggling.

When he went back to school yesterday I never thought I’d miss having him at home with me so much.

Of course I can never get anything done with him home, so I suppose he’s got to leave sometimes!


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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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