Monday, December 16, 2013

Detox Day

My family has been sick for 8 days. I HATE, HATE, HATE it when my family is sick. I ended up taking Finn to the KidsCare last night to make sure he didn't have an ear infection or some kind of pneumonia. "Luckily", he just has a really cruddy cold. Is it just me or do you mamas end up on your knees at the end of the day just wishing you could be sick if that meant your kids could be healthy?

Last night I broke down to B and expressed how helpless and out of control I felt. I also started to play the guilt game and that's never a good road to travel. My husband, the amazing man he is, just held me and let me cry it out. I was also completely exhausted, so we both agreed things would look brighter in the morning. And they did. Finn still has a booger nose and a little fever and Liam is coughing a lot, but I'm crossing my fingers we're on the up & up.

After dinner, I asked B to take the boys for a drive to my grandparents' house to pick up some bread so I could do some serious cleaning and disinfecting. I turned the music loud and went to work. It was incredibly therapeutic.

Here's to a HEALTHY and HAPPY week before Christmas!


  1. We've been sick off and on for a couple weeks, just passing it around, I hate it too. The worst was when I got sick, we watched shows and ate popcorn for 2 days! Luckily some things get easier when your kids get older. Also, I'm going to go make some star boxes so each kid can have their own...cause sharing something that cool is gonna be hard! They're gonna love it, thanks for the tip!

  2. Kate! That is a good idea to make separate boxes for the kids. I might have to do that too! Wishing you and family a healthy Christmas!