Yesterday was my only day off work for two weeks and I spent it looking after two very poorly children.
Unfortunately my little munchkins have both come down with a sickness bug 😦
It was an exhausting day of running around cleaning up vomit and having to give my baby girl several baths after she had pooped and vomited all over herself and my toddler refused to leave my side and proceeded to vomit allover me and his baby sister (Lovely mental image, I know 😉 )
It’s safe to say that I could not wait for their daddy to come home so I could have 10 minutes to get myself cleaned up and prepared for what was bound to be a sleepless night.
7pm rolled by and my OH came home to find me swaddling our youngest while our toddler was curled up with his head in my lap, finally snoozing. Once he had gotten showered and changed he picked our toddler up and took him up to bed whilst I put the baby in her crib.
I told him I was going to shower and get myself cleaned up and then I would make dinner for us if he listened out for the kids waking.
Around 8pm and we sat down to eat when I suddenly didn’t feel too great and realised that I was coming down with whatever sickness bug the kids had so I spent the majority of the night hugging the toilet bowl and running to sort the kids and clean them up.
This morning, I still didn’t feel 100% so called in sick to work and explained that myself and the kids were all sick so I wouldn’t be able to make it in today. Thankfully I have a very understanding boss and he wished me well and hoped the kids make a speedy recovery!
Today we have all been snuggled up on the sofa, watching movies and napping.
Here’s to hoping we’re all better soon!
This afternoon has been spent in the kitchen with my toddler.
Weve been baking all sorts of cakes and cookies. “Some for nanma, mummy, some for nanma” my toddler repeated over and over until I said yes. So now in our kitchen we have 3 chocolate cakes, two plates of chunky chocolate chip cookies and an apple pie (a great deal of flour everywhere too 😂)
My partner has another child to a different woman. He has a little boy, a year older than ours and he is amazing. He’s funny, clever, attentive, polite and so many other things. He adores his other siblings and always wants to play with and hug them.
Its amazing seeing them together and truly warms my heart.
My only issue is with his mother. For the amount of time she “allows” my partner to see his son is ridiculous. It is literally as and when it suits her and her partner. To me I don’t think this is how co-parenting should be. There should be a set schedule of when he gets to see his son and actually see him for longer than a few hours. In my opinion it should be every other weekend all weekend (fri-sun).
My partner hasn’t done anything other than love his child unconditionally and never has and never would put his child in danger so I don’t understand why his ex will not allow him “proper” access.
What do you other parents think/feel about this? What would you do in our situation. (Note: whenever my partner has asked her for longer/more time with his son she always says no; without reason and will not allow him to spend even a full day with him)
we love spending time with him and so do our kids. It’s always heartbreaking taking him home (1 and a half hours drive away) because he cries and throws a tantrum because he doesn’t want to leave us or his siblings.