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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A neurological meltdown

I’m definitely not what you’d call a domestic goddess!

Even before having children, I was never what you’d call a tidy person, clean yes, but tidy…definitely not!

I’ve also never been a big eater, some would say fussy…I prefer the term my mother uses “Particular”, getting a full meal down me would deserve a gold medal.

One thing I’ve always been great at..Time keeping & organisation, I have been on time for most things in my life, I hate being late even more so I hate other people being late, I also plan and organise most things months even years in advance.

So there you have it, three things you didn’t know about me…

I’m messy, a “particular” eater and I’m organised!

Throw children into the mix and I have a neurological meltdown!

Ok so in case you didn’t know, children mess things up pretty darn quickly, I mean you walk into a room with a 6 week old that can’t lift their head up never mind open their eyes for more than five minutes, yet within moments you are surrounded by nappies, wipes, blankets, poop, pee, bottles, wrappers from the snacks you’re using to keep yourself going and possibly a dummy lying around somewhere (not that you can ever find them when you need them). So my point is if you don’t keep on top of the housework at least a little then your living in a pigsty, the problem is it is basically impossible, but hand the task to me and you have more chance of having Peppa Pig fly across your living room (sometimes I’m sure that actually happens, that could be sleep deprivation).

Being a particular eater, means I’m probably not as healthy or adventurous with my food as I should be, but it’s my body it’s my life!….Not any more! trying to encourage a toddler to eat a “variety of foods” is impossible if you’re not eating it too, looks like it’s time to turn off the gag reflex and plaster on the fake smile…momma’s eating her veg tonight!

Finally…organisation/time keeping….remember leaving the house with a rumbly tummy and planning to eat later so you arrive on time…forget it! Not only do you have to dress them to look presentable when leaving the house, get ready for a poo explosion the moment you tip the buggy to get out of the door, they also have to be fed, clean, dry, comfortable, not too hot, not too cold, you need back up clothing, nappies, wipes, food, cutlery, bottles, dummies and even if you have all that, there will still be something you’ve forgotten! So even if you leave the house with time to spare you’ll still be an hour late! If you’re making a timed schedule with children you might as well try to grate jelly, because that’s how well it will go.

Oh and if they wake you up everyday at the crack of dawn when you have no plans…The day you have an early appointment, be prepared for them to want a lie in…then you have the psychological fist fight with yourself over whether you should ever wake a sleeping baby….that’s a whole other blog post!