Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sick and Single

I've always said that for me one of the hardest parts of being a single parent is when I get sick. It's rare luckily, but definitely not fun to feel nauseous and make meals while caring for kids. At least now they're old enough that I could most likely ask them to do it, but still...

I finally caught what the other kids had earlier in the week. :(

Friday was no fun. All week, every now and again my stomach just felt "off." But Friday was a day full of feeling very off and upset. Not fully nauseous, but not good. And as the day went on and I was teaching it felt worse and worse. I ate saltines and drank some pop, but no good. The kids were in bed by 8 and Liam kept acting up more and more up in the boys' room. I finally yelled up to him to bring his pillow and blanket downstairs and lay on mama's floor to sleep. I couldn't even deal with walking up to talk to him or bring him down myself. He actually did go there and do as I asked though which was good. I was miserable. The worst was from about 9:30-11:30 when I was REALLY sick and the bathroom was my friend. Then, finally, I was able to relax although I still couldn't sleep much.

Saturday I felt SO much better, but was tired and achy and just lay on the couch most of the day. Unfortunately we had planned to go to the zoo that day before our membership expired (I'm not renewing this year as we're trying to save money for the adoption), it was rainy out anyway, and the kids, especially Braeden, were starting to go stir crazy. I finally asked Olivia to bring up their Disney bucket o' goodies and place them on the dining table. (Heaven forbid they actually want to go play in the basement FULL of toys on their own without mom!). They had a blast playing there for a while...

Then I remembered that Grandma and Grandpa had given the kids painting crafts while they were here a month ago and I hadn't gotten them out to do yet...

Olivia was busy at this point and did hers later but I forgot to get the camera back out.

I got a great night's sleep last night and feel like myself again today thank goodness! What an ordeal! I just despise being sick! But I am glad I didn't have to use a sick day! :)

Hope the Yuck is missing your household, it's NO fun!!!


maureen said...

So sorry to hear you were sick. I couldn't get to the computer until today because...yes, I too was sick. In fact I couldn't even make it downstairs, and Katy, my oldest daughter was such a great helper. But you should have seen the downstairs on Sunday when I finally came down (after 2 days) I kept calling to the kids, "I hope you are not making a mess down there?!" We spent the whole day yesterday cleaning and spraying Lysol! Luckily I was the only one down with it, not one of the kiddos got it! Thank you Lord!

I'm glad you are better now and the kids are well too. Olivia's hair looks great, BTW!

Kerri said...

Ugh. that happened to me on Sunday. I am very fortunate to have my mom and sister live with me, but my sister was sick too and my 2 1/2 year old daughter was especially clingy! My mom was a big help though. Unfortunately she was a bit sick on Monday too, but my sister and I were a bit better by then. Thankfully my daughter escaped it. Glad you are feeling better!

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