It's that time of year. Someone is always sick. Colds. Fever. Flu. Sinus Infections. Ear infections. More Colds. It's a viscious cycle at my house. 1 diva gets sick and I endure days and nights of torture as her "nurse" then just as she begins to feel better.....the other lil diva gets sick!
Poor lil divas you say? I say poor mommy! I have been dealing with sick girls for 4 days now. I have endured middle of the night bouts of high fever, spontaneous vomiting that lead to the changing of sheets & laundry before the sun came out, more laundry and disnifecting when the lil diva had trouble making it safely to the toilet during an unforseen bout of diarrhea, coughing fits that lead to all of us being awake by 5 am after a sleepless night and lots and lots of diva crankiness!
I am sleep deprived, cranky and in desperate need of a hazmat suit! Just think of all the germs cuddling on my lap! Sick kids are like leeches - they attach themselves to you and refuse to let go & mommy does not have time to sleep let alone time to be sick! So I keep my fingers crossed as I get coughed on, sneezed on, and hugged by lil girls with runny noses and a part of me actually can't help but smile. Even though mommy can't physically make it all better, they know I am trying and above all else what they want and need most to help them feel better is.....ME! Mommy is simply the best medicine there is & I secretly relish that!
So I trudge along through the sleep deprivation and exhaustion and I take care of my sick lil divas! Sure I might whine and complain along the way but I feel I am entitled to my little pity party - this is hard work but just like anything else in motherhood - I wouldn't trade it for anything! I love that they seek my comfort above all others - it's a sign that maybe I'm not doing so bad at this mom thing afterall!