Sacha came home with a cold.
Feeling like Blah-Ville was residing in his body.
And I was happy to have an excuse to baby him, and he was happy to receive the extra attention.
So we sat by the fire, next to the Christmas tree, candles glowing, cold outside, dinner cooking....
I told him the best way to heal a common cold is to-
Take a hot bath,
Drink extra water,
Take echinacea and aspirin,
He asked, "Go to bed?"
Or just sit by the fire, read, think, be...
He sat and read.
This morning, after making him pile of pancakes as high as Mount Everest (French Husband came into the kitchen and said, "Sacha you need to come home more often!") we went to the doctor. Since he missed school (University) he needed a note from the Doctor to be excused.
I went too, as I needed more migraine medicine.
I do believe the entire town was in the Doctor's office, we waited two hours.
I looked at magazines.
And again I was happy to be by him, even in the room with the entire town waiting for our turn to see our beloved Doctor.
When we came home I went out to our little garden and picked some:
I told him to boil water in a big pan and put a sprig of each inside.
Then take the pan of hot water and carefully put it on a table, putting a large towel and make a tent over the pan with hot water, tucking the ends of the towel around the pan and over his head. And breath in for fifteen minutes.
To do this before going to bed at night, as going outside after such a thing is not advise.
Sacha smiled, as this is our favorite cure for a common cold. He said he liked the way we do this, as it reminded him of being little.
When I was young my mom made toast with jelly and eggs, that equals comfort to this day for me.
What do you do when you are not feeling well?