I am one tired mama let me tell ya. Seldom these days do I get a good night’s sleep, but let me just tell you about last night. I went to sleep shivering. I was so cold. Covered in blankets, I could hear my teeth chattering. Fever–I was sick again. It took me a while to fall asleep, but even when I did I slept fitfully. Until…
This little guy decided it was time to eat. I wobbled out of bed with my head pounding. “Should I take something for my headache before or after I feed the baby?” I wondered. He sounded so desperate that I couldn’t make him wait any longer. A half hour later I put Bobby back in his bed and thankfully he went right to sleep.
I crawled back in bed thinking that I wouldn’t feel my headache in my sleep. That’s when I heard a sound upstairs. I lay still trying to discern what was happening. I heard the bathroom door open, the sound of a toilet lid, and the unmistakeable sound of retching. I made my way upstairs as fast as my pounding head allowed. I found…
my eldest child bent over trying to clean the mess all over the carpet. In her sleep she hadn’t quite made it to the bathroom in time. I told her to go to bed and I’d clean up the mess. A half hour later I grabbed a drink of water and took something for my headache.
It seemed like I had just fallen back asleep when I awoke once more to my eight and six year old daughters fighting over something. I sighed and crawled out of bed. I sure hope I’m feeling better tomorrow, but if I’m not I think maybe I’ll start the night with ZzzQuil.
I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.
C.C. Havens says
That blog post was so dear and gave me a huge dose of persepective. I woke up at 3:30 am frustrated with a loud train and a snoring pitbull.
I hope you all get better soon.
I really hope you feel better. I have been praying for you. It is so hard to be sick when everyone and everything depends on you! And bless the one who was cleaning the carpet when she was sick. So many kids (and even adults) would have just been screaming, “I’m sick. Somebody come take care of me!”
Ah, the night time sounds of family. This product sounds great, if you use it when needed.