Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bleh.

There were all these hopes and dreams of a productive, active, creative, lovely Christmas season. Then the past week happened. Today, after a visit to the pediatrician with three of my children and also a visit to my doctor, I picked up four, yes, FOUR prescriptions for antibiotics. Conjunctivitis, bronchitis, double ear infections, and strep (among other things). How Levi has escaped (so far), I’ll never know.

The house is a waste land. Our productivity is low, LOW. I’d love to say that the boys have just cozied up with books and charming Christmas movies all week, but I think there was much more Phineas and Ferb (and, ‘quick, Mom’s not looking, let’s do whatever we want’) happening. No read-alouds because my throat feels like it is full of glass shards.

Fun times. I am so ready for a decent night’s sleep.

But life is still good. It just ebbs and flows. And it is okay if December is not quite the wonderland I had pictured in my head (and on Pinterest).

We’ll make up for it next week, right?  Tonight I’m going to bed early, and I’m POSITIVE (children, did you hear that?) everyone is going to sleep all. night. long.

12 comments:

shannon said...

so sorry Heids! Wish I could help-
I know you've reached a turning point now though!

carole said...

Aww...
So sorry.
Get well soon!

Jen Rouse said...

Hey, compared to a lot of other children's programming, I actually find Phineas and Ferb quite charming.

jeana said...

Praying you all get well soon!

Stephanie said...

I've followed your blog for years, but rarely comment. Just wanted to say hope you all feel better soon! We are dealing with the same thing and it really, really stinks. My girls are 5 and 3 and I had all these lovely plans for a beautiful advent season. Instead it's been non-stop colds and sickness. I haven't been able to do much also because I'm 11 weeks pregnant and so SICK. We haven't had a decent meal in weeks, lol. Hope you all feel better for Christmas!!

Misha Leigh. said...

Sorry Heidi! : ( hang in there!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Bless your heart, Heidi! I hope you got that good night's sleep and that everyone is better real soon!

Tammy

Jessye said...

I was just joking about coughing on them!

Ashlea said...

Wow! So sorry! I've felt somewhat similar this season. We had the stomach bug and now just getting over a virus of some sort.
I think I have a love hate relationship with Pinterest. Really! It's so fun to browse and dream, but when it comes down to it, there just isn't enough time in the day. I'm sure if you saw a blog post about some wonderful decorations or project we did, it would seem so fun. But the truth is, that is probably the one or two great things we did that season. You just can't do it all, can you?
Merry Christmas! Hope you are all better soon!

Anonymous said...

praying for your sweet little family...{and the christmas on pinterest comment was right on}

jamie in michigan

Owen, Mare, Emil, Arno en Nell said...

Here we are dealing with diaree.
Buth luckely they are al hanging in front of the tv.
Just now and than a race to the toilet. And after that it's mam's turn to clean it al up.
Blèèèèèèèèèh!
Get well soon...

Danielle said...

oh pinterest! are you a friend or foe?? :)