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Tired of illnesses


happysmileylady

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At least one person has been sick in our house every day since the start of the school year. And myself personally, I was sick for over a week then was well for a few days and am now sick again. First is was pink eye, then something else, and now a regular old cold. Raeanna was out of school for an entire week last week, and that was on top of getting sick the first week of school. CJ was sick for a while, Dani Lee is the one who gave me pink eye....*sigh*

 

I am tired of being sick, and tired of other people in my house being sick. Especially tired of me being sick, because I get very little done. My house still hasn't fully recovered from the last time I was sick.

 

I am ready to stop being sick.

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I am not sure which is worse...Mom being sick....or Mom and Dad BOTH sick at the same time. 

 

And really, these are all just minor illnesses, for which I am thankful. 

 

But, it's annoying. 

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I'm sorry.  I agree, it's annoying.  Happens at our house all school year long.  Sometimes it makes me want to homeschool but then I remember that I would be terrible at it (I admire people who homeschool well).

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Warning, HUGE whine ahead, feel free to skip or ignore.

 

 

 

*sigh*

I am so very tired. 

 

For myself, I think I have turned the corner and am starting to get better.  Very much NOT 100%, probably only about 75%.  But starting to get better. 

 

DH on the other hand is just about peaking in his illness, whatever it is. 

 

My house is a DISASTER.  Just getting kids to get their chores done, getting meals ready and cleaning up the kitchen has been difficult.  But when DH is sick, he can't manage to get ANYTHING done around the house.  And I am not complaining about him being sick or not doing anything.  In fact, I know he has pink eye now, and he might have developed strep throat on top of that.  So he needs his rest. 

 

BUT, some things have to get done, whether parents are sick or not.  Things like grocery shopping, which is what I did today.  I was gone for several hours, I had a bunch of produce and milk and non-food stuff that we needed (certainly not meat lol.).  Even when DH is feeling ok, him having the kids for several hours by himself results in some messes, crazy kids etc.  When he's sick?   *sigh*  The kids didn't get outside at ALL today.  It was chilly and a bit wet because it rained all day yesterday, so I understand.  But, that means on top of the messes that I haven't had the energy to clean all week, are a LOT of today's messes to be cleaned up too.  Oh, and, the kids are CRAZY.

 

And DH is in bed.  As he should be, because he's pretty sick.  He *has* to go back to work on Monday, he's running low on PTO hours and needs to horde what he has for winter.  So he has to be functional enough on Monday to go in.  So I want him to rest as much as he can.  But it means I have to get all 3 of them in bed by myself, clean up the kitchen, and then there are some parts of the house that you can barely even walk though.  Oh, and the trash is overflowing and needs to be taken out.  Tomorrow, I have to tackle all the overflowing laundry hampers (which he will help me with, he can fold while he's moaning on the couch) so I can't just leave these things till tomorrow.  

 

I am just so tired. 

 

ETA: Oh, and, the pump on my side of the sleep number mattress is broken.  We found this out after it was blown all the way up. so it's really uncomfortably hard, and I can't drain any air out of it.  DH think's he can fix it, but of course, that's not happening this weekend, and probably not all week.  So I am not getting much sleep anyway, which of course isn't helping. 

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Hugs. Dh & I both had the flu big time once when ds was little. We had to have his aunt come over to feed & put him to bed for us (she called & offered, & yes, we were both that sick that we said yes!). Thankfully we haven't had that happen again. Oh, there was the time we both had pneumonia--mine full blown, his "walking". I decided he was "less sick than I was"--lol.

 

I hope this morning YOU are feeling much better. I hope your dh is better, maybe even on the mend. Make a list. Cross off everything that seriously can wait. I mean it. Maybe one load of laundry you could skip (I remember you do huge amounts of laundry at once. Can you do a load tomorrow?). Easy meals--throw something in the crockpot. Open some windows. Lysol. Wipe down your phones, tv remote, door knobs in & out, light switches, handles on everything. The back to school crud stinks & just goes round & round some times.

 

Declare today an "anything goes day". Let the kids wear whatever they put on. Get them outside--you too--20 minutes of fresh air will do you good!

 

And hugs, hugs, hugs. This too shall pass--just probably not quickly enough for you~

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If I were in your shoes I would...

 

1) Do ONLY the kids clothes today. And only separate underwear and whites from the ordinary wash. Most kids clothes are not special enough to be separated out even more. Get that done in less than 2 hours. 

 

2) Dinner is chili. Put in crockpot by noon to be done by dinner time. 

 

3) Clean everything that is in the high traffic zone. Meaning, what room is used most often? That gets cleaned today. Any hallways that see a lot of traffic...clean that. All of the other rooms leave for another day. 

 

4) Vaccum. 

 

5) Rest and watch football (or whatever else your DH likes to watch) You need to use some of today to rest as well. 

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Thanks everyone.

 

It's 5pm.  DH and I had a big arguement this morning.  It was my fault.  I apologized.  Basically, I have been sick or AF has been in town for 3 weeks solid, so I am whiney and snappy and irritable, for more reasons than one, which is what I told him.  I am feeling *better* but as I mentioned, it's only just a little.  I *knew* that kids clothes had to get done today.  And it wasn't getting done because Dani Lee wet the bed (another casualty of the start of school), and DH needed work clothes washed and just...*sigh*.   So by 11am, I had had enough, yelled at the kids to go outside, Raeanna couldn't find her shoes, CJ kept trying to put Dani Lee's shoes on, etc etc etc.  So I yelled at the kids, he got mad that I yelled at them, I yelled at him, you get the idea. 

 

Anyway, the kids clothes are washed.  They are in the dryer now.  DH's clothes are washed and dried and in a basket.  He was supposed to fold them and put them away but he's done for the day and in bed.  Dani Lee's bedding is washed and dried and on her bed.  CJ's is washed and dried and on the couch, I am going to put it together in a moment.  I got up early and got myself going, which helped a lot.  Showered, got a load of dishes in, got some breakfast biscuits going and started a first load of clothes (mine and some diapers, etc.)  The kids ended up with a late lunch of sandwiches and applesauce so I am going to throw something together for them for dinner in a bit.  Probably more sandwiches, use up the bread I made on Friday. 

 

I also ended up spending some time coordinating our beef order.  My mom is the one who put the order in, coordinated who all was a part of it, and has been in touch via email with the farmer.  BUT, she is in Michigan with my aunt this weekend and we have to submit our order on Monday so since I happened to find the farm and they happened to be at my local farmers market this weekend, I ended up getting last minute info from them, trying to get in touch with my sister and SIL, etc etc.  My sister is of the same mind I am which is, get whatever is recommended, with as little ground beef as possible, divy it up what we get evenly, so that's good.  But, SIL still hasn't responded.

 

Ok, it's now 6pm, it's taken me almost an hour to type this between changing CJ's diapers and just generally dealing with the kids.  (at least they have had some outside time today, so less cray cray.)  I am going to get tomorrow's clothes laid out, have Raeanna get her lunch for tomorrow together, and get the kids something for dinner.  Maybe just cereal. 

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If I were in your shoes I would...

 

1) Do ONLY the kids clothes today. And only separate underwear and whites from the ordinary wash. Most kids clothes are not special enough to be separated out even more. Get that done in less than 2 hours. 

 

2) Dinner is chili. Put in crockpot by noon to be done by dinner time. 

 

3) Clean everything that is in the high traffic zone. Meaning, what room is used most often? That gets cleaned today. Any hallways that see a lot of traffic...clean that. All of the other rooms leave for another day. 

 

4) Vaccum. 

 

5) Rest and watch football (or whatever else your DH likes to watch) You need to use some of today to rest as well. 

I did get the living room picked up as well as the hallway.  That's the most often used room in the house.  And it got vacuumed.   And DH and I watched the Colts get annihilated so we did get to watch football lol.  And I did manage to get the kitchen functionally clean last night, and it's still functionally clean now so that's good.  I am going to try to get to bed early tonight.  I hope DH can go to work tomorrow because if not thats going to make everything harder. 

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Sounds like an incredibly productive day concerning all you were up against. Have a big glass of wine tonight to celebrate when all the kids are asleep (or whatever your beverage is of choice). 

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Wow! You really pushed through. Good for you! Now hopefully everyone will return to school and work and you can have some well earned peace and quiet for a few hours anyway:)

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