Three poorly babies

I know Jack & Mikey aren’t technically “babies” but they are MY babies, so I have three poorly babies today.

It’s been starting for a few days but today it’s hit our household like a bacteria filled bomb, all three have sticky eyes (Yuck!), poor Jack woke up and thought he was blind! 🙈

Mikey has no comprehension of why I have to clean his eyes, he’s the hardest one to help. Jack doesn’t like having his eyes cleaned (using boiling water and cotton wool) plus eye drops, but he knows he needs them and if he just plays along it’s over a lot quicker than if he fights me, Nicole hates having her eyes cleaned (she’s too young for drops) but is too little fight back, so just gives me a guilty feeling with her bottom lip.

But Mikey, he is the strongest out of all three and hates any sort of intervention, wiping his nose, washing his hair, changing his bum…he’s not a fan of anything like that, so trying to swipe his eyes with cotton wool in one direction so I’m not rubbing it back into his eye, then putting in eye drops is near-impossible, but I managed it, I may have had to gently restrain him with my legs, but it took me no longer than a minute, whereas I could have sat there for an hour trying to reason with him but got nowhere, if you are a fan of the TV show Friends….Imagine Rachel with the eye drop, but x10!

I had plans to take the kids out to the park today or maybe even to a play area, but I’m not so well myself and really all they want to do is stay in their pyjamas and watch TV, so I’m not going to pass up the opportunity to chill with them and not spread this cold/virus/eye infection whatever you want to call it, to the outside world.

Kids perk up pretty quickly so I’m hoping they’ll be OK for nursery and a play date tomorrow, there’s really no way to tell until the morning with kids, they are pretty unpredictable. I know they’ll be absolutely gutted to miss out but I suppose it’s my job to decide what is best and weigh up the pros and cons, they’ve been having their eye drops for two days now, so hopefully their eye will be better by tomorrow.

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The simple things make happiness

I’m sat here peacefully at my back door with my laptop on the kitchen table, the back door is open and I’m looking out onto my two children playing in the garden. The house is pretty much clean, well it’s passable and doesn’t make me depressed sitting in it, the boys are bathed, have had their tea, we’ve played kitchens and been out today so for once we’ve pretty much ticked all the boxes, now we’re just waiting for daddy to get home from work.

It’s rare I get a day like this where everything has gone to plan, even though there isn’t really a plan, but just where I don’t feel like a failure as a mother or a woman at one point in the day, only for silly reasons like not brushing my hair or not having had a chance to clean the house.

So I’m going to sit back, with my brushed hair, watch my clean children play in the tidy garden and drink my hot cup of tea…because I know soon enough my brushed hair will be getting pulled out by crazy children driving me mad again in my messy house!