About 3 weeks ago my daughter came down with a cold after being in the nursery at church.
Confession: I hate having my kids in there with other snotty faced kids, but I need the adult socialization time more than I realize.
Anyway, that first onset of sickness then leads us to the first doctors office trip with an ear infection (that will be 2 or 3 sleepless night on my part). Then, about 2 days later M. comes down with a cold. Now if you are a female you know that men/boys make being sick a big hullabaloo. My 4 year old is no different. He is just as bad as my husband when he gets sick, only difference is I have to blow his nose.
Fine, I will keep my kids home from church and have no adult social time. I thought everything was on the up and up. I should have know that it was too easy. Well, M. is on the mend and B. is still not sleeping great (insert cranky, patient-less mother) and she is still spewing snot out of her nose in the form of yellow bubbles and green slime.
Next we have a big church party that I am helping plan (both kids are still sick). I am working my bum off to get everything I need done and looking like I’ve been working on for 2 months. The day of the party I have about 3 or 4 last minute things I need to do and that doesn’t include the main dish and dessert I have to make. Wake up the morning of the party and husband is SICK!!! Great, that means no help with the kids all day because husband is a man and needs to lay around all day sleeping and moaning because he has the same cold the kids currently have and are running around the house with. Party was a success, and husband and M. seemed fine that night. (hmmm…)
Now I am starting to not feel very good. My throat hurts, my back hurts, I have a headache, and all I want to do is get a full nights sleep. (Not going to happen because B. is still full of snot.) But I can’t lay down on the couch and pretend that the world doesn’t exist. Why? BECAUSE I AM NOT A MAN! I would have settled for a back rub or go to bed early I will take care of the kids bedtimes. Nope husband is sick so that would never happen (he is far worse that I am, even though we have the same illness). Husband after 3 days says he is feeling back to normal. Great, maybe now I can get my backed rubbed. Nope didn’t happen. Not even with me being very blunt and saying rub my back I am still not feeling that great.
Thankfully, everyone is better and feeling great. Oh wait the one who started it all (B.) is still spewing snot and hacking. When her temperature went above a 101 I decided it was time to head back to the doctor office and figure out if something was still going on. (I was suppose to go the next day for an ear recheck anyways) Well, as it turns out she is showing no signs of a bacterial infection. I was told to “sit tight” and “hold on for the ride.” I am tired, crabby, impatient, and have no energy to do anything. I want my baby back to normal so that we can get back on schedule. How much longer is this going to take.
Confession: I hate sickness (I don’t know who doesn’t)
Spring please show yourself soon so we have fresh air to kick these things out of our systems.