This has Been a LONG winter!! That's O.K. I just wish it would end soon! We've had more sickness then normal and Cabin Fever is NOT something that is fun to deal with.
A few days ago I was doing my best to get Chance to eat his dinner. He's never been one of my better eaters, not because he doesn't like food, He just doesn't have time to eat and hates to be bothered. (He did not get that from me)
So, "Chance," Says I "You have got to eat ALL of your dinner."
"Why?" he responds
"Because," I say "You are getting a cold and your dinner has good germs in it that will fight the bad germs in your body that are making you sick."
"Really?" He says with one eyebrow cocked
"Yep," I say as I pretend to stab at him with an imaginary sword.
He must have believed me because he ate every bit of his soup, and he asks me about good germs and bad germs all the time. This kid is a pretty deep thinker. When you say something to him be prepared for many questions etc. about what ever it is you've told him.
So winter drags on not only with extra sickness but we've also had to deal with death this winter. Wednesday we spent the day at Great Grandma Chappells funeral. She was a wonderful person. She Married Great Grandpa after he lost his first wife in an airplane crash here in Wayne County. He had three young children, Rogers Mom was one of them. She was 8 years old at the time. (I Believe).
We gathered the kids around us as we got in the line for the viewing. We explained to them that we were going to see grandma for the last time and then they would be burying her. Chance didn't say much but you could tell his little mind was thinking about the whole experience. We slowly moved through the line and as we got closer to the casket I held on to Chancee's hand and held him up so he could see Great Grandma one last time. After setting him back down on the floor he stood there for a minute then looked up at me with a puzzled expression and asked.
"Mom, Did the bad germs win?"