All seemed normal as I got my older daughter ready for school – face washed, lunch packed, breakfast on table. I got her seated at the table, and then walked into the little one’s bedroom to get her ready.
She wasn’t the bouncy little girl I always see in the morning, and seemed a bit under the weather.
I got her dressed, teeth brushed, face washed, and sat her next to her sister in her high-chair.
She poked at her food, shook her head and said in a tiny voice, “No want it.” Definitely not my normally determined and assertive two-year old.
Without a temperature, it was difficult to ascertain what was wrong with her until later in the morning. We spent a day snuggled on the couch – I attempted to work from home, while she was cocoon-ed in a blanket next to me with the occasional “Mama mi-mi (infant language carryover for milk, or in this case, something to drink)…”
Thursday’s lunch for my older daughter included:
Turkey/flax meatballs, baked
Roasted beets in star shapes
Blanched broccoli with katsuobushi and a drop of soy sauce
Steamed multi-grain rice (brown rice, quinoa, millet, wheat berries, barley) with sesame seed and nori furikake (seaweed seasoning)