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Sick Family, Tired Mom

sick kids, tired momLast week was a rough week but I kept going. However this week I’m struggling to keep my head above the work load. Don’t you hate when that happens?

On the first day of the last week my 4yb complained about a stomach ache. He moped around and finally, 2 hours later threw up on the kitchen couch, kitchen floor and down the hall to the bathroom. This happened many times for several hours during the night before he started with runny bowels. The next day he was fine.

But then my 2yg started complaining about her stomach. And the party started.

The next day she was as good as new, but The Husband came in late that night complaining about his stomach. And…you guessed it. Even though I didn’t have to hold his hand and bleach down the toilet every time he went to the bathroom, I still missed out on sleep as I lay privy to the loud gurgling, rumbling, house shaking sounds echoing in the toilet bowel. He laid around for half a day and by the evening he too was as good as new.

Later that night the 16yb, 11yb and 6yb  were all running to the bathrooms to puke up their little guts too. From 11 pm until 5am my husband and I went back and forth bleaching, cleaning, washing clothes, and rubbing sweaty foreheads.  By 5am I was so exhausted I didn’t care if they puked in their beds and rolled around in it. I went to sleep!

Despite all of this I still prepared for 2 upcoming speaking engagements. I still did some writing on my book. I still did a teleseminar. I still coached and signed up 2 new clients.  I still blogged.

High five and kudos to me! I took my vitamin C crystals and probiotics every few hours and never missed a beat.

So why am I dragging this week? I’m not physically tired, but mentally I can not make myself get to work! Even this blog post is a vain attempt…

What do you do when you can’t quite get yourself together?


To Our Mutual Success, Lady T



4 Comments
  • Brenda C.
    February 26, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    No new answer from me. When I can’t get myself together, I take a nap! Which, truth be told, I just did this morning.

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    • Lady T
      February 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

      Sleep, sleep, beautiful sleep! Would your 18yr of self ever thought it would one day be…beyond 18 and LOVING sleep?!

      Reply
  • Laurie
    February 25, 2010 at 12:49 am

    That sounds like a truly awful week and I’m impressed by how much you got done! I would have started dragging a lot sooner, but I suspect that your current exhaustion is just last week catching up. A few days of decent sleep and hopefully you’ll be back to normal!

    As for how I cope when I can’t get myself together (a lot of the time!) – COFFEE. Lots of coffee!
    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..WAHM Wednesday: Working Alone =-.

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    • Lady T
      February 25, 2010 at 10:12 am

      I suspect you’re right Laurie, a little more sleep and I’ll be okay. But you know sleep is a funny thing, you have to sit or lie still for it to come upon you. “Still” doesn’t happen too often in this house of 4 boys and a toddler girl, who tries her bestest to hang with the boys! LOL!

      Reply

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