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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.

I’m doing a video on my Vlog about my poorly babies, check it out and please subscribe

Yummy Mummy’s Vlog

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A typical mother’s sleep

So Paul had the day off today and let me sleep in until I woke naturally (Amaaaaaazing)

This never happens! Tell a lie, I was in agony with Sinusitis once again and needed to sleep it off on Sunday, so between Paul and my mum they let me sleep off the illness, but this has been the first proper sleep for a while where it’s just to catch up on sleep.

I have a weird dream once again involving my Dad where I have to him urgently to the doctors about his heart so he doesn’t die again (for the people who don’t regularly read my blog, my Dad passed away last year).

I wake up look at the clock and smile at how lucky I am to have such a thoughtful and caring Fiancé, go down the stairs looking like death to just catch our new health visitor in time before her leaving!!! GREAT!!!!!

If I’d have left it two minutes more I’d of missed her, but now a million thoughts are running through my mind a minute, here are few:

“She thinks I am a terrible mother who sleeps all day and parties all night!”

“She thinks I’m a slob that doesn’t get dressed all day and never washes”

“She thinks I don’t even know my kids and Paul might as well be a lone parent”

Ridiculous and most likely untrue, but I’m sure most mothers can relate, and although she said I deserved a rest and should take any opportunity to rest, my mummy guilt still eats away at me inside that out of all the mornings I spend tackling these two monkeys whilst trying to clean the self dirtying house and feeding them their breakfast, whilst getting dressed and having fun with my kids, she came on the one I was let off from!

A typical mother’s sleep I’d say, never guilt free.