Sick Kid, Happy Mom?

Sick Kid, Happy Mom?

I will probably catch a lot of backlash for this, but here goes. When my daughter is sick, my job seems so much easier. She loves to cuddle, sleeps all the time, and gives me the biggest smile ever. I really hope I am not the only parent out there that feels this way! What is it about a sick kid that melts my heart? I don’t know if it is the fact that she really acts better, or if I just feel sorry for her and will put up with more.

Anyway, this last week she had been so sick that she mostly stayed in bed all day. I was able to get so much done! Housework, actual work, and spending time with her brother all seemed so easy. I even took the time to bake cookies and clean the carpets. I did, of course, take her to the doctor and they advised me that it was viral and it would have to run its course. Her father and I were talking last night about how good she has been lately, and then I realized she hasn’t necessarily been good, just asleep. Of course, she woke up today feeling much better and screaming at me because we were out of chocolate milk. Well, it couldn’t last forever I suppose.

Now it seems that she has transferred her illness to her brother. While a three year old is peaceful and sleepy when sick, a two month old is the opposite! No sleeping, just screaming constantly. I feel so sorry for him because he can’t tell me what hurts, but at the same time I am running thin. Yesterday I honestly felt like I was going to lose my mind. I sat on the couch laughing hysterically for no reason. Please tell me I am not the only one that occasionally loses my mind at random times throughout the day? All work from home moms go through this right?

2 Years and counting until she starts school……..