It was probably a combination of the rainy boat excursion we took in St. Lucia and the nearly 10 hours of traveling it took to get back home to Denver, but Erin came down with a cold. Sneezing, sniffling and a sore throat. She is adorable when she is sick.
Of course, the one thing after marriage you need to get used to is sleeping in the same bed together.
Early Christmas morning, I felt a warm, rhythmic breath close to my nose. Unsure of where I was on the bed (I think I was on the very edge with little blankets...), I opened my eyes and see an adorable, sick Erin, with mouth partially open, breathing right in my face. Lovely.
In fact, for fans of 90s Nickelodeon cartoons, remember that kid from Hey Arnold who breathed really loudly behind Helga Pataki? That kid was Erin.
Germs. Cold bugs. Breathing in the face. When living together gets real.