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So much sickness going around.
Flu season. Stomach bugs. Terrible colds and coughs. Everyone hates this time of year. Flu shot or not, you can still catch the flu. We can wash our hands all we want but we still can end up catching a virus. Our children bring them home to us from school. Every once in a while you notice the virus is spreading around in a circle in your house, getting each family member 2-3 times. Why? You’ve disinfected everything EVERY DAY , you’ve cleaned, you have basically done everything you can to keep those pesky viruses away.
You’ve even made sure your little one washes their hands at school constantly and still it manages to get through. Lysol disinfectant wipes are my favorite go to in these cases. I can’t ever have enough on hand.
And boy, can it get frustrating with multiple children.
It can be hard dealing with constant sickness.
It can be emotionally draining and frustrating cleaning up after others, still preparing meals when you’re not feeling well enough to eat yourself, and physically exhausting.
Here’s a few tips to help keep you sane during this tough time.
- Relax. Quit cleaning when you feel ill. There’s no point. Your children need you most right now & they need mommy well rested. Take a few deep breaths whenever you feel anxiety creep in over the now cluttering messy home, and continue caring for yourself & your babies.
- Stock up on meds and household supplies. It’s always a pain to run out to the store when you aren’t feeling well. Even harder with multiple children to go out with them to get something at the store you forgot. Does anyone like going to the store sick and with sick kids? Not me. I’d advise to stock up ahead of time with some necessary supplies.
- Ask for help. There’s nothing wrong in asking someone to help you out, especially when you’re ill and so are your children. My husband and I depend on each other & constantly help each other out. In a real tough emergency, I ask my mom for help or my sister. It’s okay to ask for help, hopefully you have someone who is willing to help you out for a day or two, or bring you groceries.
- Remember this won’t last forever. Trust me, repeating illnesses can be a headache. I know the feeling. Stay strong. Even if you can’t physically, you’ll feel better eventually. Do the best you can, and if you’re reading this chances are you are doing the best you can. And you’re an awesome mom for taking such good care of your babes.
I know it can get tough, mentally dealing with taking care of small children. Just caring and being there is more than enough. Keep doing you, supermom.