It was a week like no other. Monday night. Tuesday night. Wednesday. Three different boys. Three different days. All sick.
And not fun for mom (or dad).
There is nothing like putting a child down for bed and then having to deal with sickness in the middle of the night! And even if you, as a parent, haven’t fallen asleep yet, you have still turned off your “parent” mode and started to relax. Kids don’t know that. And their tummies certainly don’t pay attention to that when it’s time to get sick. Two of my boys’ tummies waited for just that opportune moment to release everything in them after bedtime.
I still haven’t figured out if it was good or bad that it was on back-to-back nights! Definitely crazy!
Nothing like having to strip down beds, strip down kids, wash everything, and get everyone settled for the night, once again.
On Wednesday, our third son’s tummy decided it wanted to participate. Fortunately, it was during the daytime. Of course, it was 30 minutes prior to my scheduled time to pick up my older two from school. I threw him in the empty bathtub, clothes and all. As soon as I could, I called my husband’s office to get him to get the kids and just waited for the stomach pumps to stop. (It reminded me of one night when the twins were just a few weeks old, and I was feeding them alone around midnight. I had just finished feeding Andrew, put him in his bouncer, grabbed Matthew to feed him, when Andrew emptied his entire bottle from his tummy in three stomach pumps!) Eew!
Sickness doesn’t always pay attention to your timetable, especially when it comes to kids. We all wish it would… when it’s most convenient. However, it doesn’t take note that you are scheduled to get up early for a work meeting. It doesn’t care that you had to stay up late working on a project with one of your other kids. It could care less that you ran out of laundry detergent. It just hits when it hits. It’s part of signing up for parenthood.
I just wish I’d had my peppermint essential oil at the time to be able to calm all those tummies down!
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!