Sick Days.

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
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!

 

Long day ahead!

Trains are so boring.

Im currently commuting two hours to hull for work I’ll be there until 9pm when I finally finish and then a two hour commute home ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ด to the sneak into kiss my babies goodnight and hopefully not wake them.

People often ask my why I travel so far for work but the truth is, of my job wasn’t so well paid I wouldn’t do it but because it’s extremely good pay it’s worth the travel as it means I can provide everything my children could ever need and we can afford to do things like go to Disneyland (Florida in a couple of months) and not worry about finances and being caught short.

Thankfully I get the whole day with them tomorrow as it’s my day off.

Coffee and cake

yesterday my partner looked after the kids whilst I went for a coffee and cake date with my best friend.

It felt so good to go and have adult conversation interruption free ๐Ÿ˜‚

We talked about our lives and she told me that herself and her partner are ttc (trying to conceive) and i don’t think either of us were expecting my reaction (I squealed and cried) I’m so excited for her (them both) they will make incredible parents and the cutest little babies!

 

Extended family

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.

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I’m Anna. I’m 24, U.K. Based but originally from Texas.

I have two children, a boy (2, almost 3) and a girl (10months old). I love them both more than life itself and my partner is an amazing daddy.

I joined this site to share stories and talk with other mummies and daddies about day to day parenting.

I cant wait to get to know y’all ๐Ÿ˜˜