I said I would be back when I had something nice to say, so I will try really hard not to whine. Can I just say how thankful I am for my health and that of my children and husband? So very thankful. And why I didn't want to write a bunch of whiny, "I don't feel good," posts. It was just a cold. I am feeling a bit better, I am pretty sure my cold has become a nice sinus infection as that would explain the searing pain around and above my right eye. I have found that to be quite a distraction while trying to do anything especially writing, reading and housework.
Thanks for all your well wishes, by the way. You warmed the cockles of my heart!
There is a plus! I barely did any housework last week. In fact I spent most of the week in bed. The preschoolers and I came up with some nice games to play while Mommy was laying around. 'I Spy' was a big hit with the boy, he knows all his colours and thought that was a terrific way to pass an hour. It was a bit harder for Girly though, she is only 2.5 and though she knows many colours, this game was frustrating for her because she couldn't get the 'picking something to spy' part.
So we came up with another game. What's That Sound? We all close our eyes (Mommy needed an excuse to shut her eyes for a bit) and then take turn making sounds for the others to guess. My girly loved this one, especially yelling, "Now everiesbodies cwose yours eyes!" over and over 'til we all obeyed. She would then whisper what her sound was and make it. My favourite was the growling shark. She loves to make scary, growling noises. Bears, tigers, deenosaurs, lions, monsters and apparently sharks.
The second time we played, my Monkey Boy came up with a hilarious series of cow sounds. Cow jumping over the moon; Cow falling down stairs; Cow baby crying; Cow falling off the barn; Cow tripping over the moon, etc. His big brothers joined us for part of this series and by the end all 5 of us were rolling around the bed, holding our tummies, wiping our eyes, laughing.
The first part of the week I was fairly patient with the kids. Well actually, I was comatose in bed and they played together and looked after each other. The Boy is a pretty amazing big brother and he did a great job with his tiny siblings for the couple of hours a day that Daddy was out helping his Dad on a job. I literally only got up long enough to feed kids and change diapers/wipe bums.
By the end of the week, I was so tired of being cooped up and sick of being sick that I was a bit testy. I tried to get the boys to do their school. Well, they had been having such a great time ruling the roost that they would not cooperate with me at all. So I descended into yelling and screaming. The worst part was needing to go and lay down, and yelling downstairs at the kids to do whatever it was that I wanted them to do. Nice. I am so proud of my mothering. Apparently I don't cope well with not sleeping and feeling icky.
I promise to do better this week. Really. And to remember, once again, to thank my kids for being so helpful to Mommy. And for just being them, because they are flippin' awesome. And for my husband? I am going to try to have a whine free week. Because if he had been the one doing all that infernal whining, I would have run away until he was better. I was so awful. But now I am gonna be better. Really. You can believe me. It's true!
Happy Monday! Happy New Week!