Got Nothing

Except two article deadlines and a sick child home with me. It’s amazing how quickly the whole idea of ‘balance’ can be thrown out of whack by a bad cough and small fever. I’m grateful it isn’t worse, and until I have the time to post something more profound, I wanted to show you this:



It’s dirty and wrinkled because it has been hanging in the hallway of our preschool teacher’s art class for years, and it’s been splattered with paint and glitter and who knows what else. But it stays there because it is so profound.  On this day, no matter what else you have to do, make time to play. (And no, my sick child, Angry Birds does not count.)


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  1. Vaughn Roycroft on January 15, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I’m sick and not working, so maybe I’ll play instead–or at least read something fun! Hope everyone in your house gets well soon, Liz (and those aren’t, don’t get sick).

    • liz on January 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Feel better soon, Vaughn! My son is working his way through Diary of A Wimpy Kid, if you are looking for suggestions. : )

  2. Cathy on January 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    My household has been healthy so far….fingers crossed. Hope yours recovers soon! Miss you Liz! How is my buddy doing?

    • liz on January 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      He’s very happy since he just polished off the leftover chicken soup! : ) Would love to show him off to you sometime, Cathy — he’s learned lots of tricks!

  3. Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) on January 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Your comment on balance being thrown off by illness is so true. I used to wonder how people managed with a chronically sick child.

    Hope he feels better soon and you meet your deadlines.

    WRT play, I couldn’t agree more, which is why the anti-recess movement baffles me.

    • liz on January 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Oh Jan, don’t get my started on recess. Coming from a preschool where the 60+ year-old director was outside every day no matter what the weather with the three-to-five year olds, I naively assumed all administrators were as dedicated. Huge mistake.

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