The problem with kids getting sick is that it is never just kids getting sick. You have one or two kids get sick, you deal with it (although the house gets a little messy as your attention moves from vaccuming to washing 500 loads of puke-filled laundry) then you move on. Or so you think.
Two days later, another kid is sick. Oh yeah, and so are you. The house hasn’t quite recovered from the previous bout of illness, so it just gets worse. Of course, you still have to healthy and active kids running around, and the sick child is treating you like a slave because he’s so pathetically miserable. Nevermind that you feel the same way.
By the way, why can’t toilet paper actually BE soft? They say it is, but when you are using it every 10 minutes for 12 hours or so, trust me. It’s not soft. You might as well be using sand paper. It really and truely makes no difference.
After a long and miserable day (where the husband has to work late, of course), everyone seems to be better and it’s off to bed. You wake up the next morning and WISH you were still ill as you can see the state of the house. Where to start?? What to clean first?? The fridge is empty, prescriptions need to be filled, toys picked up, beds stripped and remade, phone calls made and phone calls returned, more laundry to do…
~Sigh~ Ten bucks says Ches will be ill tomorrow and we’ll start all over again. Welcome spring. You brought us the earthquake of the stomach virus and all the aftershocks.