Sept is almost over and I feel like its been two months since we’ve been at work. It has been so crazy and hectic that we feel exhausted every night. Everything is so rushed.
Mornings especially since we need to drop off the kids. M walks V in the stroller, while I drive Z to Hillcrest for morning care. By the time I get to school, it’s 8:30am and that leaves me 15 minutes to get ready for the day.
At the end of the day, I’ve got a little more time but I’ve got to leave by 3:55am to pick Z up and then M and V. Once we’re home, usually around 4:30pm, lunch boxes and containers need to go to wash, dinner has to be prepared but the kids also want to play.
After dinner, the kids watch 2 back-to-back episodes of the Octonauts and then we get ready for bedtime. We e changed the routine up again so the kids could be in bed earlier. We all pile in to our bed and read Munsch books. V usually wants to nurse while I’m reading with Z.
Thank goodness, they’re both asleep by 8:15pm at the latest. Tonight, it’s 8:00pm.
This week has been rough. M fell very ill on Thursday, experiencing lots of muscle cramping, fever and pains. That day we took the kids to the paediatrician for a checkup. S got two needles and, we learned from the red dots on Vs feet, that she has Foot-and-Mouth disease.
As it turns out, she doesn’t just have a common cold. It’s he coxsackie virus. Friday became much worse for M. He stayed home again. This time, he slept from 10am to 2pm. He never does this. This is the third day he’s feeling ill. The Advil helps him manage the pain, and lots of water also helps too.
Oh, and all of early last week, my eyes were discharging yellow stuff and making my contacts and vision blurry. My eyes were also itchy and id wake up with crusted eyelids. Not fun at all.
So, it’s been a very rough weekend and I hope next week is better for everybody.