20 April 2015

Him and Her in April

April has been quite a mixed month for us so far. We had the excitement of birthdays with Jamster turning 9 then Minxy turning 11 and we had a lovely relaxing holiday away in Wales over Easter. From there things seemed to go downhill quite quickly however and we had a full week of illness where we were all struck with the nasty Norovirus one after the other. It completely ruined the break from school and all of our remaining plans.

I'm not great at dealing with sickness as it is but when poorly myself and handling unwell children it certainly is a struggle. It's absolutely exhausting and I was praying for it to come to an end for everyone. Sorting sick is just another part of parenthood that we just have to crack on with though, however horrible, although you never get used to seeing your little ones suffer and I hate the feeling of helplessness. I wish I could take the pain away for them.

In some ways, trying to think positively, I was lucky that it was one child followed by the next rather than them both being ill together. Minxy was able to fetch flannels, tissues and toast when required to help her brother and Jamster plumped pillows and made drinks when it was his sisters turn to be down. At the time we all just did what needed to be done, no questions asked, but looking back now after we have all recovered it's quite lovely to think about how they were both so kind and caring for their sibling. Neither grimaced at the sight of the other (or how untidy our home was from a lack of housework!). Neither complained of boredom and not being able to go out. They didn't moan about helping when needed and in fact they even offered to at times or did so without me mentioning. Both were concerned for the other and it was really quite sweet.




They are back to their normal bickering now so they must be on the mend!
Here's hoping that May is better, although it is already set to be.


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19 comments :

  1. Aww, shame you were all ill but it sounds like everyone handled it beautifully.

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  2. how awful to have Norovirus, but it sounds like your kids were troopers, helping each other.

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  3. Sorry to hear you've had illness but sounds like everyone worked as a team. x

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  4. Ergh sorting out sick episodes is the worst, good job we love them! haha X

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  5. Oh gosh if its any consolation I have had a shocking time aswell :(

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  6. I am a pants poorly person. I HATE being unwell and am not good at dealing with the kids when they are under the weather. Glad that you are all on the mend now

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  7. So sorry you've all been poorly Emma. Never easy when you're feeling rubbish yourself either. Hopefully now you're on the mend you can look forward to a much better month x

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  8. Sorry you have been under the weather lovely xx

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  9. I hope everyone is much now x

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  10. aw sorry you were ill and had t miss out but looks like she had a great time

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  11. Sorry to hear that you've all been so ill, hope everyone is better now. x

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  12. Please get well soon. I currently have a little boy and girl and they are so close, i hope they continue like that as they get older.

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  13. hope all the germs are now gone lovely and they are feeling lots better xx

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  14. Aww sorry to hear you have all been poorly. Hope you are much better now x

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  15. So sorry to hear that you about your ill health. Glad you are all on the road to recovery.

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  16. Oh how horrible to be poorly. Mummy had it a while ago - horrible :( I hope you're all ok now x

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  17. oh dear sorry to hear about the norovirus but nice to have a holiday and birthdays. how lovely they both looked after each other when ill!

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  18. Coping with sick kids when you are unwell sucks! Fingers crossed for a better May

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  19. Happy Belated birthdays and hope you all feel better soon xx

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