What a tough week it has been for our family. Baby S fell ill on Monday while hubby and I were at a movie screening in Charlotte. My mom was with the kids, and S started feeling yucky while we were gone. By the next day, she had a runny nose, was sneezing, and coughing. Later came a fever that has gone up and down all week. She's been mostly inconsolable, and crying 24/7. Hubby and I haven't slept since Sunday night and are pretty much feeling like zombies.
Thursday night, B also fell ill, sneezing, runny nose, throwing up, the works. We've been exhausted all week, and now both kids are sick, and we fear that we'll wind up sick, too, if we can't get some rest.
All week, I have felt defeated. I'm behind on my work, my house is a wreck, and I don't even feel like a human being. My friends and family have been awesome, though- all checking in to see how the kids are feeling and how hubby and I are holding up. We've had offers for help, which we so appreciate. When B was a tiny guy, he was always very chill when he was sick and was content just to lie on the couch and cuddle while watching movies. S loves to be on the move and is determined to get up and play when she has small bursts of energy. I wish I had her determination!
There are so many things that need to get done this weekend- putting away Halloween decorations, tons of work, housework, yard clean up, and of course- making plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have to get to work on my holiday gift spreadsheet, too (yes, I am THAT mom). I also need rest, though, and I need to be fully present to take care of my precious family. I'm glad that I have the ability to be home with them when they need me.
Happy smiles like this one are simply the best!
These are tough days- it's not easy to have sick little ones and to feel so helpless when all you want to do is make them feel better. Love and care are what they need most, so that's what we're focused on. Everything else can wait. In the scheme of things, these days will just wind up being little flashes of light in time. Tomorrow is a new day, and hopefully much brighter for us.
If you're going through a tough time, you're not alone. I know what it's like to feel like you're drowning and you're desperate to keep your head above water. Brighter days are ahead. Your current situation won't last forever, and there is hope for tomorrow. Hang in there!
Wishing you a weekend filled with happiness & good health!