Do you ever feel so completely overwhelmed that you hardly know what to do?
Warning... this blog post is not very encouraging or uplifting. It is however filled with real thoughts, feelings and happenings in the life of a mother of 5...
If you're still reading... don't say I didn't warn ya!! ;)
I'm not one to often share negativity on my blog or online. I want to express positive things... to brighten peoples day. To be an encouragement. However... today it's my turn to share the realities. This winter has been the pits! There has been someone sick here since November. Yes, that is 4 months. We've gone thru everything including colds, flu, throwing up, bladder infections, infected teeth, ear infections, strep throat, pin worms (ew), chest infections, and I'm sure there is more that I'm just not thinking of. There is almost always someone on antibiotics, which i dearly dislike. I have hardly been outside of the house in the last month and a half. I'm sure I could count the times on one hand. I'm going completely stir-crazy!
We had to cancel so many things... my family coming to visit over Christmas, DS's birthday party outing, several dates, church, play group and just general getting out. Hubby has been getting groceries... what a guy! But there are things that you just don't think to put on a list... things you just get... like Kraft dinner... I NEED TO HAVE KD in the house when I feel like crap! :)
I try to keep positive. Be thankful that my kids are generally healthy and that none of these issues are serious. No one has been hospitalized. No one has been hurt. We are all together. But it is so hard. I am so overwhelmed.
And now I'm sick too. My chest hurts so bad... I have a hard time breathing. AND I have 3 kids sick and 2 I'm trying to keep healthy. My head feels like it's going to blow off, and i have so much laundry to do it's just not funny! I have been trying to see that everyone is eating and drinking enough... that no one gets double dosed on Advil or Triaminic... I have to write down when they take what and their temperature, or I'll get it all balled up! My brain has just stopped functioning!
I have scrappy assignments that I'm trying to get done... I know life comes first, but I also take my commitments seriously as well, and like to keep up when I can. My internet was down for the weekend due to the 40 cm of snow we got. Oh, did I mention It's now storming again, with another 15-20 cm due by morning.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! ENOUGH WINTER!!!
Alright... I'm done... None of this is written for your sympathy. I just have to get it out. I have to vent! Hopefully now with my thoughts written out, the bugs and germs will go away!! :)
Here's hoping spring is just around the corner!!! :)