There are ten thousand things about motherhood that are awesome. And there are another ten thousand that are difficult- the kind of difficult that you wonder how everyone does it. One of those things? Caring for kids when you're sick. Not just stuffy-nosed-sick, but the coughing-kind where you can barely function, let alone keep a busy, running 13-month old from putting his plastic keys in a light socket.
I'm having one of those weeks here (oh, who am I kidding, I'm on week three) and I just wonder how everyone does this! It seems dumb to just complain "Kids are HARD!", but oh, it's the truth. Especially babies- you can't use the TV to occupy then when you are at your worst.
Having kids five years apart, you get use to how easy kids are, compared to babies. Six year olds are a vacation compared to a baby, aren't they? Yes, they can argue and complain, but they also go to the bathroom on their own, occupy themselves, feed themselves, can tell you what's right/wrong.... but look at this face... man, it's adorable.
What did/do you do to keep your sanity when you were sick with kids? Call your mom to help? Have your husband stay home from work? Put out a bowl of Cheerios and let them take care of themselves? I'm at a loss here.
I keep thinking that I feel tons better than I did a week ago, but there's the lingering tail-end of bronchitis that just makes it feel never-ending. Ugh. Welcome to my pity party.