Last year my
daughter hardly had any time off school due to illness. However it’s looking like a
different story this year. She has missed 10 days in the last 3 weeks! I'm
crossing my fingers that we've had our fair share of illness but bracing myself
for a sick winter.
don’t mine the odd day off, even a couple of days of not doing the school and
kinder run is nice sometimes. I actually love school holidays and losing those anxiety
ridden school run mornings! BUT I've just had a week of both kids (7 & a
half and nearly 4 yr old) with flu, off the back of both having head colds a
fortnight ago. So I need to have a
little whinge I think. It’s difficult as a working Mum running a small business
and I'm managing OK but a WHOLE week with sick kids...... “ Mum can I
have........Mum I'm thirsty......Mum I have boggers......Mum I'm cold” while
trying to work is exhausting! I do everything in my business so when the
routine changes, I lose the flow and rhythm of the work load and it takes a bit
to get that flow and motivation back. And when you get sick yourself (just a
head cold this time) it can be diabolical.
much I think it’s OK, important even, to have a whinge and express personal
feelings, I know full well that other’s have MUCH bigger struggles than I. I
have loads, buckets, tons to be thankful for. And at the end of this story I
can say I am thankful I'm only dealing with kids with colds and flu.
The above photo
is a small part of our home which resembled a lot of the rest of our home. Note
you cannot see much of the floor. Kids don’t like to clean up their mess at the
best of times - sick kids - no chance! I left it well alone and decided it was
not a battle I was up for. Peace and calm and the regular level of untidiness have
now been restored...... And breathe out.