Another mummy rite of passage down.

I hate being sick.
I am a terrible patient. I don’t like to be nursed, or waited on, or mollycoddled.
I just want to bury myself in my duvet and hibernate till I feel better.

Turns out, you can’t really do that when you’re a mummy.

A horrible gloomy cloud of sicky bug has been hanging over The Little Dude household this weekend. All the Daddy’s fault I hasten to add, he totally started it, then shared it with me, then the poor Little Dude got the dregs of it today. Thankfully, he seems to have got off lighter than we did – though we have gone through 6 changes of clothes thanks to various vomitting/runny nappy incidents. (sorry if that was TMI – you know we’re all about keeping it real here at LWALD!) Have been sure to get lots of water down him, and he seems quite happy now – sleeping like an angel & no incidents since 7pm. All good. Touch wood.

I, on the other hand, am utterly exhausted.
Luckily (?!), my portion of the evil out-of-nowhere-virus ‘manifested‘ itself Saturday night/early hours of Sunday morning while the little man was sleeping, but when he woke me up at 7am Sunday morning, holy crap I was an empty shell of a mummy. (Quite literally – that’s how sick I was šŸ˜›). But, the Daddy had to go into work, so it was all on me. And somehow, from somewhere, I found a shred or two of energy, and I got on with it.

Because that’s what mummy’s do, right?

Sure, we didn’t do any dancing, or much chasing around on all fours, but we did read, we built blocks, and we chilled out & we cuddled & we watched maybe a little too much tv. And sure, I did breathe an almighty sigh of relief when the Daddy got home & my tired, achey, dizzy-headed, body got permission to sleeep, but while I had to, I pulled it off.

Which is lucky, because today of course, the little man suffered through his own portion of lurgy & needed his mummy on top form.
He’s actually a pretty good patient though – a bit grouchy in places, and quite limpet-like for most of the day, but quite low maintenance really.
(other than the repeated top to toe changes. seriously, felt like I had a newborn all over again :P)

But ANYWAY. Safe to say, we have successfully seen off our first visit from the tummy bug, and we ain’t scared of him. (But if he could leave us alone for a while anyway, that would be good.)

Oh and don’t worry, The Daddy will be making it up to us for bringing a plague on our house. Oh yes!

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3 Responses to “Another mummy rite of passage down.”


  1. 1 Crystal Jigsaw February 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Lots of sympathy, hoping you both feel better soon. I think there’s a lot going around right now.

    Take care, CJ xx

  2. 3 littledudesmummy February 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you šŸ™‚
    Feeling loads better today – and the little man is back to his normal self – phew! xx


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