My week so far

It’s official: I’m going to Mommy Hell.

But I’m hoping I’ll be able to catch up on some sleep when I get there. I calculated this morning that I haven’t had a proper night’s sleep in almost 3 weeks.

Week 1 is a long story, let’s just leave it at I was really pissed off for a whole week. Last week it was coming down from being pissed off and overtired and stressed out. This week, well, this week has been just friggin special.

Isabel started with a fever on Friday evening which ended in antibiotics on Monday. We left her with my Mom for the day.

Then Daniel started on Tuesday night, a set of AB’s for him yesterday. He did half-day at home with our domestic lady and the avie with my In-Laws (who couldn’t figure out how to take his temp and offered to give him Panado. The tablet)

THEN Mignon started with a temp last night and spent the day in bed with my Mom as she now has their bug. She now also has her very own bottle of AB’s.

Tomorrow the kids have a school outing that my Mom was going to take them to as both Etienne and I absolutely cannot take any more time off work.

And now my Mom is sick. Which means we have to farm the kids out to friends and teachers to be taken care of on the outing. It goes against every single one of my parenting principles to let someone else take my kids on a school outing, but I really don’t have a choice at the moment.

So kids: please forgive me. I know it sucks.


Ps: I checked the weather, no rain tomorrow, so the outing will be on.
Pps: Best everyone gets well, Mommy and Daddy need some R&R. Pretty please.

4 thoughts on “My week so far”

  1. Don’t feel bad at all Tanya.  We had to leave our kids at home today with the nanny.  Same issues with no more leave from work and no grannys around for a 1,000 miles that can do beach outings. We tried to make it sound exciting that they don’t have to go to school today, but I don’t think we will get away with it this year.

  2. What struck me immediatley is that all 3 antibiotics are from different pharmacies, which really illustrates how ragged you are run, how increasingly fragmented our days become when our children are sick.

    Hope they all get better soon, and that you get some rest.

  3. NO parent can ALWAYS be there for their kids, sometimes we need them to be there for us. It happens to everyone and it does not make you a bad parent,it just makes you a normal one. I am sure they understood and definitely still loves you dearly!!!

    Hope you get well soon***

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