Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Collicky baby sickness and school

My kids were sick over the weekend. My 5 year old missed school on Friday and Monday. And my pre-schooler was sick at the same time. They both had something different from fever and sick stomach to a cough that sounds like he's barking and a runny nose. Dealing with both of them sick and a collicky baby is about as much patience as I can handle. It's very hard with a new baby to have your kids sick. The sick kids want attention but if you put the baby down she's crying hard. With no sleep I'm surprised at how much patience I did have. Sleep deprived what's that??

Now Tuesday dawns and its wonderful! Get the kids off to school and go back to bed....yeah right!! I wish. The baby will be up soon, the house is a mess, and toys are scattered everywhere. Do you notice when your kids are sick they still can play with their toys but can't seem to clean up? The dishes from dinner aren't done because I couldn't put the baby down that long and the husband was getting the boys bathes so they are clean for school. By the time the looooong weekend is over it's twice as much work. Laundry is waiting, floors need to be swept and vacuumed, toys put away and oh a shower would be nice. I feel like tearing my hair out. I feel like I've turned into the "Raging Mom" whom you never wanted to become. Sometimes I feel like I yell more than anything and the kids just tune me out. I probably would too.

At least the kids are in school today and I get a 3 hour break with just me and the baby. Do you think I'll get anything done? Maybe not but I'll get some peace of mind with no more yelling at the boys to pick things up, stop fighting and yelling. (I need to take my own advice) 3 precious hours. My mother will tell me to cherish when the kids are young because they don't stay that way for long. I know that and that's probably why I'm not the "Raging Mom" just the Frenzied Homemaker. But I long for the days when my house was clean, at least not a disaster, my sanity was still intact, and I'm a happy mom again. I guess they will come soon enough but for now I just need to have Patience lots and lots and lots of patience.


  1. Awww. I hope you get some rest soon.

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