My nose... I'm soooo stinking sick, I have to eat with a Kleenex over my nose.... chili really losens up the sinuses, though, so I'm hoping it's worth it.
I have really been devouring the fruits and veggies today, even dug around and found some unexpired vitamins and vitamin C drops.
I'm soooo desperate.
Cold, clammy, nasty feeling. I have a love/hate relationship wtih my couch. It feels nice at first, but bonded leather stinks to sit on when you are sweaty and experiencing sickness induced hot-flashes.
Some one take these kids away, I've already threatened that the next time they get sick, I'm going to come bounce and yell all over them.... It made a difference for all of five minutes.
However, that being said, they are now finally being helpful and cleaning up and working together. My rather hyper child (5 yr old Abby) is really taking a ton of patience right now. I keep thinking she needs to go ride her bike, but I can't even imagine standing out in the sun (in the street) at about 90 degrees and watching her.
DH is working 14-15 hours today from home, which is worse because he always takes more than the kids do.
If you've read to the bottom of this... I should bake you a cookie, but I'm sneezing so much, I wouldn't recommend eating it.
How do you survive sick days? Especially when everyone else has boundless, restless energy and DH is either working or otherwise unavailable.
I give my kids each a bowl of dry cereal and send them to their room to eat breakfast and then play quietly. I then make finger foods for lunch and send them into their room to have a picnic lunch. While they play quietly I take naps...that is the best that I can do. I know you have a toddler, so this doesn't help much with him, but for your older ones it is kind of nice.
Hope you feel better soon.
Oh my goodness girl. I feel your pain. When I was that sick(rare times), I just made sure that we were all in my room and have some tv for them and some coloring and activity books and some reading books as well, to help occupy their time while I tried, mostly in vain, to sleep it through. They would cooperate for awhile though. Which helped some. Sometimes they were allowed to be in their rooms and make a whole room covered cave with all if their blankets and pillows and such. That helped some too.
Short of me being there to help, I'm afraid I have very little advice to offer other than my empathizes. I hope you a speedy speedy recovery. Soon!
I usually lock the bedroom door for an hour and tell them not to bug me unless there's a fire. Then, after my hour, I find all the documentaries I can on Netflix and we do a documentary marathon instead of school work. Then I dump out the junk drawer and give the kids rolls of duct tape and tell them to build the most awesome robot they can..
You poor mama. Have you gargled and rinsed with peroxide yet? It always shortens colds for me. You can put some in your ears, too. Your DH needs to hit the store and get you tons of sodium ascorbate. It's a potent form of vitamin C, and since it is naturally buffered, you can take megadoses. Whenever I get sick, I take C until - TMI! - I get diarrhea from it and/or a pimple on my face (C flushes toxins out of the skin, which is why it is so good for acne). I always recover faster than anyone.
I hope their patience and sweetness holds for you! Feel better!