Thursday, January 3, 2013

I Don't Care What You Do, Just Do Something

One of my resolutions for 2013 was to be more positive, but I am having a difficult time with that. I am sick. And when I am sick I complain. Does it make me feel better? No, but that is what comes out and trying to change it takes too much energy. Energy is something you don't have when you are sick.

For the second day in a row I am sitting in bed telling my children to eat whatever they can reach, watch whatever they can find and start themselves, and to generally leave me alone. I don't care what they do as long as they do it quietly. I can clean up the mess when I am well.

It shouldn't be so difficult to leave someone alone, I can do it. But for small children being told to leave you alone somehow gets translated as "come bother me and ask me questions every 5 minutes". I suppose I could lock the door, but that seems harsh. I am their mother after all.

On second thought, that may be the best idea I have had all day!

Add to that the fact that my good husband, who I know would take care of all my sick needs and keep the kids away, was on call last night. And is on call again Friday night. That means if he ever makes it home today he will be of absolutely no use to me. Maybe he can stop and pick up dinner on his way home because we haven't left the house all year.

So in the whole 3 days of this new year I have managed to break the one resolution I made. I like to keep it simple. And now that it has been broken I have one less thing to be anxious about.

If you didn't already make your resolutions, may I suggest one? Join us for the first Medical Mondays Blog Hop of the new year! We have some great co-hosts lined up and it is fun to see who is blogging about the lives we are living. Stop by Monday January 7th - we'll be up all day:-)



  1. Sorry that you are so sick! It is doubly bad to be sick when you have little kids who rely on you. I remember being so sick and tired once when my oldest was a toddler that I lay on the floor in front of the doorway to his room. That way if I fell asleep he couldn't get out and get into mischief without climbing over me (and presumably waking me up!).

    I look forward to linking up a post from Calm.Healthy.Sexy. with you on Monday.

  2. I'm so sorry you are sick! What a bummer way to bring in the new year! I found myself telling my kids to eat whatever they could get this morning, but.... I'm not even sick.... just tired :/

    I'm planning on seeing you Monday for the blog hop! Are you still sending out email reminders? Can you change my email to ambertheudw (at) gmail (dot) com? Thanks so much!!!

    1. I did sent out a reminder but I bet it went to your old email address... I will be sure to change it. See you Monday - loved your note cards for Brave Girls btw:-)

  3. Being sick is a freebie to give all previously set NY Resolutions deemed null and void until feeling better! Hit the re-start button when you have the energy. Hope you feel better soon! Geared up for Monday:)


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