Well it’s been a bit quiet here on the old blog as we’ve got our second case of tonsilitis and when elodie gets sick she really knows how to go down in style. We do the panadol and nurofen around the clock so that she always has something on board which has helped us keep convulsions away. And with some nasty tonsils she is getting lots of ice cream. Luckily I was easing myself into the gluten and dairy free with her because it’s all she will have.
When the little ones get really sick I pretty much camp out on the couch with them so I can keep an eye on them in case they get worse. We watched a few disney movies and napped until I had to be up this morning for a meeting. Because something I do know since having children and trying to work from home. The one, THE ONE, time that you need to be somewhere……..there is a very good chance that someone will get sick. I know this because I’ve flown home from a conference early when elodie needed to go to hospital and I’ve left little ones with medicine and instructions with daddy. The thing is that I only have a meeting or something to go to once every 2 months or so but it’s just the way it always goes.
Thankfully daddy is the fun machine so he rejigged his morning meeting for me, turned some delivery boxes into cubbies, took them for a walk to the park and kept them all happy and entertained (and medicated) while I went out to Woolworths HO for my meeting. And I did have a little laugh when he rang me just before I went in to tell me that the big kids were telling him that they hadn’t had any breakfast yet………….men and women, we do things a little differently.
But this morning’s meeting made me realise that I can’t do it without him. It is a true blessing that I get to work from home, pay for all of the kids activities, all of elodie’s medical bills and day to day expenses for our family. I feel so lucky that I get to work from home (even if it means that sometimes I’m up till all hours to get things in on time) but I absolutely love what I do. And when it comes to the crunch and I do need to be somewhere it’s nice to know that I have my co-pilot who can pick up when I need him.
And when everyone gets sick, when the washing machine is working overtime to clean the sheets, towels and quilts and when you’re running back and forth getting things and making sure that medicine is given at the right time…………well there is nothing better to do than just take 10 minutes or whatever you can get, sit down and knit quietly. Sometimes I think to myself – just keep knitting, just keep knitting – (inspired by Finding Nemo) as it’s such a great way to de-stress and just take a little time to yourself.
hope things are a little quieter at your house……….I am seriously kicking myself for telling another mum last week that we managed to get through winter without anything major! I jinxed myself………………………