Well, I haven’t written in awhile. Thankfully, my Aunt Seashell wrote today (check out her awesome blog here) about how she hasn’t written in awhile either, and it made me feel not so bad. I’ve been battling the sickness back and forth with my kiddos. My Big Girl and my Baby Girl both have been sick since last week. And gross sick. Big Girl has had strep for almost a week. We found out last night her first antibiotic isn’t working. She’s still running a 101 fever. So today we were able to start antibiotic number two. Hopefully this one helps. So after almost a week with strep, she is also barking like a seal now when she coughs. She had a field trip today at school, which she missed, because she couldn’t even go to school, due to the fever she was running – once again – this morning.
Baby Girl has been sick on and off since last week too. She got real sick last week and was seen by the doctor. They strep tested her on Friday after they found out Big Girl had strep, but Baby Girl’s came back as negative (woo hoo!). The doctor said her disgustingness was likely due to either teething or a cold, either way, he couldn’t give her medicine due to the fact that she was only six months and had no signs of infection. That was Friday. Saturday and Sunday she took a turn for the worse. Then of course Monday, she got miraculously better. Today, again, worse.
I feel like someone is playing a mean trick on me. I feel like someone is wondering when I’m going to give up, wondering how much more I can take or something. It feels like someone is doing this on purpose. It’s literally like one thing after another, with nothing going away, even with antibiotics, things are getting worse and not better.
Here it is, two in the afternoon, and I’m finally sitting down for the first time today. I’ve done so much stupid work around the house. I still have so much stupid work to do. I still have sick children. I have a boy coming home from school in an hour. I have a husband with a super sale at work this week, meaning I’ll barely see him at all this week (I hate these sales because I never see him! But I do wish him the best of luck!), plus I have a TON of school work to get done…but what do I feel like doing? Napping, couponing, catching up on the thousands of tv shows on my dvr…oh man how that would be WONDERFUL!!!!! To not go fold laundry, to not go vacuum, sweep, mop, or clean bathrooms…any of it. Oh the life I could dream about.
What am I talking about though? This is the life I always dreamt about. I’ve got it pretty damn good. Even with sick kids and a hubby working hard all week. At least I have a hard-working hubby and beautiful kids I actually care about taking care of when they’re sick. And at least I have a house I can clean and clothes to put on our children’s backs. That’s the good life.