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Fairly Odd Mother

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How the (somewhat) Mighty have Fallen

It seems that this "muddiness" I've been feeling has a name: "strep throat". So, I'm off to pop endless pills in order to still drag the kids to their million activities this week.

Getting sick when you are a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to three kids ages 6 and under is a special circle of hell. The kids have no real empathy; they only know what they need and they need it NOW. I just want to lie down with a pillow over their head, but they need a peeled apple, a cup of chocolate milk or help in the bathroom. If they were older, I could mutter, "Do it yourself"; I've seen what happens when I mutter this, so now I just heave my old, leaden, weary body up and go through the motions of mothering.

Hopefully my sense of humor will return with my health because I'm getting tired of myself. Please send me heaps of pity: for some reason, this makes me feel better.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh! I hope the pills help a lot and you feel better soon.

I know what you mean about the special circle of hell. I feel very lucky - my dh has a ton of sick days, so occasionally he will call in sick to take over *my* job when I'm sick.

Get some rest! (((huggs)))

9:01 AM  
Blogger OhTheJoys said...

Ack! Feel better soon!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

I hope you are feeling better soon and that the children do not take over the house....

11:44 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

You poor thing, that sounds awful.

Sending loads of virtual tea and sympathy your way, and just to make sure you get better quickly I'll throw in a giant batch of cyber chicken soup. Heck, you can even have matza balls if you want, I'm in good practice after Passover LOL.

Feel better soon!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Pity on the way. I homeschooled for one year when we lived in Georgia and it was so hard! Kudos to you and hope you're well soon.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Blog Antagonist said...

Oh no. Strep is truly awful, and is sucks to be sick when you are the center of the known universe. Hope you're feeling better soon.

1:50 PM  
Blogger nuttnbunny said...

heaps and heaps and heaps.
begone to the nasty bug...

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, you poor thing. I had strep twice this winter (within a few weeks of each other). It hurts so friggin' bad. Antibiotics should help soon. Ibuprofen is good too.

And it sucks even more so when you still have to care for others.

Take care!

7:00 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Feel better soon, sweetie.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My poor strep-throat inflicted friend. I can barely take care of myself when I'm sick (i.e. toast dinner is the best I can muster), I can't imagine having to take care of THREE others!!!! Take good care of yourself so this goes away quickly! I'll try to think of something witty to send your way to cheer you up (unfortunately, witty on demand doesn't come easy to me)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Jeni said...

closet and duct tape.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

I feel your pain. I've been to that special place in hell a few times myself.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Oh no, bubalah! I'm sending you virtual 2nd Avenue Deli matzoh ball soup. Hope you all get better including the sis who sounds like she's got the plague at her place too.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You, my dear sis, have been in hell for at least a few days now, and I feel a bit helpless. I know some sleep and relaxation would help, but three kids under six just won't allow it. If it makes you feel any better, there's another circle of hell. It's called 10 Runny Poops in One Day. The little guy seems fine other than the tomato-red butt. And it smells like something died in here. I pray to GOD that we didn't infect you with anything...

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, strep! Being even mildly sick when you're home with the wee ones stinks, but STREP?

Heaping pity on your head from here...

9:09 PM  
Blogger K. said...

Oh, how I can relate to this post! Of course I only have two homeschooling children, but the frequent bathroom stops really get in the way of making lunch...

I hope you feel better really soon!

3:02 PM  

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