as full time stay at home parents when it comes to sickness we never get a break. I have been sick with a cold for the last two weeks (mind you it went from me to my daughter then hubby and back to me). i havent slept more than 4 hours a night, yet somehow i managed to get up and do everything as normal. i am a stay at home mum to two children both girls. i dont get the glorious sick days and time off when i’m not feeling well. i honestly dont know how we do it.
this year due to health problems right before winter started i had to stop eating something that i believe has helped me through winter many years before, garlic. due to IBS i cannot eat either garlic, onion or capsicum so miss out on a lot of the key nutrients i need to keep the bugs away. winter is always the worst time in the year for me as my youngest has a slightly worse off immune system then the rest of the family because of her heart surgeries. however this year she was lucky and only scraped through with a minor cold and a phlegm cough.
i guess the point of my story is to say to all the stay at home parents, dont stress over the little things when you are sick and caring for your children. take it easy as rest when possible. maybe have a movie day with the kids or dont be afraid to ask for help. we are only human after all.
Posted by Nae89, 1st September 2014