Today is all about caring for my raspy voiced little toddler and his runny nose.
Today I will allow him to watch Sesame Street and snuggle with him under a blanket on the couch. I will grant requests for more toast with butter instead of trying to insist on a banana. I will refill his sippy cup with tea, then water, then fruit juice, then more water, and then milk. I will read the same story over and over and over again.
Today is one big time-out from the norm, a relaxation of the rules and a deviation from the usual checklists.
Today is for nurturing.
Today is for rest.