On the mend?

by katherine on January 31, 2013

Believe me when I tell you that I’m knocking on wood as I say type this…I think we are finally on the mend.

Last week I caught what was going around the office and was down and out through the weekend. Rylee ended up with some version of whatever it was I was fighting on Sunday. Reese ended up having a less than ideal reaction to her immunization a from Monday. Today is the first day all week that all four of us have been at our “assigned locations” (i.e. school & work.)

Friday while I struggled through my work day Andy had the girls. He did all the laundry. Then when I got home that night, he handled making dinner and he put rylee to bed.

Saturday I barely left the couch. Andy took care of the girls, finished the laundry, went grocery shopping and handled bedtime again.

Sunday I bummed around yet again while Andy took care of the girls. During naps that day we got some quiet time to just sit on the couch together and veg. That never happens. It’s amazing what just a couple hours of quiet time together can do for your soul, ammiright!?

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I stayed home with the girls on Tuesday. It was one of those days where so many things don’t go right that it’s almost comical…

Neither of the girls had a decent nap. In fact, Ry didn’t nap at all…what child stays home actually sick from school and doesn’t nap!? Reese napped, but only for about 20-25 minutes at a time. I didn’t shower. We watched movies and/or tv all day long and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. At one point I actually watched Reese poop so bad I saw it bubble up out the top of her diaper, down the back of her pants and puddle on the carpet.

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Then Andy worked late because being the awesome dad/husband he is, he stayed home with the girls on Wednesday so he had plan for a sub.

It was a helluva day and I was thankful that Andy took care of things yesterday because I’m not sure I would have been able to handle another day like that. I got home last night, the kids had napped, he had showered and they were all hanging out and happy. Which always leads me to wonder how does he do it!? That man is amazing and I swear he is a better mother than I am.

Tonight we have to drop the suburban off at the mechanics. So instead of trying to do that and come home and make dinner, we’re going to eat out. We rarely eat out. Especially on a weeknight and definitely not since Reese has started eating dinner at the same time we do. I’m almost getting anxiety just thinking about it. Haha. Kidding.

Kind of.

I am so happy today is Thursday! That means tomorrow is Friday!

Here’s to a weekend where no one is sick!

Ok that whole thing was really random, but really…how does Andy make it all look so easy!?

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1 Erin January 31, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I could have written most of this! We have had a horrible month with sickness. I was home with my boys all day Tuesday this week. And I often wonder how my husband does it, too. (We are lucky ladies!) But seriously – all the sickness sucks – here's hoping it goes away and stays away! Enjoy the weekend. :)

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