a story from my childhood.

day 18 of the challenge. and we're moving right along.  'Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.'

i never was sick much as a child.  i have always had asthma, but as far as a bold, not feeling great, ear infections - not really me.  i will never forget one night, my mom, dad and me, we were all going to our friends bob and peggy's house for dinner.  my brother had already gotten married at this point.  i was eight years old.  

i remember my ear starting to hurt but not wanting to tell my mom because i really wanted to go to dinner at our friends house. after what felt like forever, the pain got worse and worse until i was in tears and telling my mom that i just didn't feel well and that my ear was really hurting.

turns out i had an ear infection in both ears and was running a high fever.

i remember mostly that it wasn't a big deal.  i remember her telling my dad, "you just go on, i will stay here with jessica." and then i remember her slipping my overalls off [the ones in the picture up above] and putting my pajamas on and we laid in my parents bed and she scratched my back until i feel asleep.  

there are so many great stories from my childhood, the one where the frog got loose in the house, the ones where my dad and i recorded my mom dancing and singing, and so many more.  

i just remember feeling so bad that night, but feeling so loved and taken care of...

a simple memory that twenty nine years later feels like yesterday.

and lets be honest, somedays you just need your mom, not matter how old you are.


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