Some weeks are just crap. This week was one of them. It seems that I wasn’t the only one counting the minutes until David got home every evening or drinking probably too much wine or not bathing until 15h00.
If my Whatapp groups are anything to go by then it has been a rough time all around. Babies are sick, moms are going through emotional strain, cars were broken into, loved ones were lost, someone even had to unpack 5000 flattened shoe boxes.
The week has not been kind to many of us. But thankfully it is the weekend and a chance to let it all go and start again next week.
I generally don’t plan much, work wise, on a Tuesday or Thursday because Jane is off those days which means I have Emma. I use those days to organise the house a bit or meet friends. I had a surprisingly productive Tuesday. I sorted out the book cases and donated almost an entire book case full of books. I did it with a very heavy heart but it really had to be done, there is no space for that much sentimentality in this house. I finally labeled the toy boxes and threw out more broken toys. (excuse the blurry photo – its from my phone *sob*). I am very chuffed with how they came out and really hope that we can keep them organised. I didn’t get much laptop time because while Emma napped I tidied and when she is awake she wants to be in my arms playing – so we watched half a season of The Mentalist.
Jane was not here on Wednesday so I organised a coffee date and we went to gym and dropped off some books. It was a good day but again not much time to reply to the emails they were now streaming in. I was getting a little antsy about it but there really wasn’t much I could do. I replied via my phone to the urgent ones and let the rest go.
Wednesday night the wheels started wobbling. Jack was very miserable and by the time he went to bed he had a rather horrible cough, which continued through the night and by morning he had a raging temperature and was very clearly sick and obviously couldn’t go to school. So there I was day 3 with Emma on my own and a very sick toddler. By mid day the wheels had all fallen off and rolled away, with no hope of restoration. We had temps of over 39, baby who, when awake, only wanted to be on my lap, a house that looked like it was a set for The Walking Dead and my inbox was by now over flowing and I hadn’t blogged in two days so I was twitching uncontrollably. But what do you do?
You make crumpets, sit down and watch Toy Story for the 54687611 time and bounce the baby up and down as many times as she wants and ignore the odor wafting around when you lift your underarms because you haven’t managed to bath yet because trying to fight it is not going to get you anywhere.
This morning was the first time I sat down at my laptop since Tuesday morning and you know what happened? NOTHING. No one had to be admitted to the ER because I hadn’t replied to their mail as yet, my blog didn’t dissolve because I missed two days of posting, all the articles that needed writing got written and submitted. Basically the world kept on turning despite the fact that I checked out for most of the week.Who knew!
I get a little to caught up in replying immediately, responding straight away, reading blogs daily, being productive constantly that I forget that it is ok every now and then to lie in bed with Jack and just do nothing because he is feeling crap and just needs a little TLC.
Sometimes you have to just give in and go with the flow of life.
Sometimes you have to just ignore the chipped nail polish and go out anyway.
Sometimes it’s ok to make a very slap together go-to dinner loaded with carbs.
Sometimes it is totally acceptable to give the baby a crumpet with syrup on.
Sometimes it is ok to take the toddler to the Dr in a pregnancy top that is now two sizes too big because nothing else is clean.
Sometimes it is ok to take a break from my laptop, it will still be there when I am ready to return and so will all the things I pushed pause and the things that aren’t there anymore couldn’t have been that important anyway.
How has your week been? Were your kids hit by the sicks going around?