Why I hate being a poorly SAHM!

As a general rule I’m not a sick person, I get the odd cold here and there but that’s about it but for the last three weeks now I have have felt rubbish, I think I probably have flu – lots of aches and pains, hot one minute, cold the next, runny nose one day,  bunged up the next but worst of all is a chesty cough I can’t seem to shake.  Towards the end of last week I thought I was feeling a bit better so we headed down to London for a weekend with the children.  Saturday night I barely slept because of my stupid cough and sniffles and then when I finally did get to sleep some stupid drunkard started banging on our door in the early hours of the morning.

image1. No chance to just sleep it off!

2. No patience with the children so I turn into shouty Mummy and then feel guilty and so the vicious circle begins.

3. No fun being used as a climbing frame when every square inch of skin hurts from the slightest touch.

4. Not being able to give the children a big kiss to say sorry for being grumpy because I don’t want them to catch the lurgy.

5. No-one to keep you topped up with hot drinks and medicine so you have to do it all yourself.

6. My children don’t understand the mean of the word “chilling” so they won’t just sit down and watch a film with me and snuggle.

7. Feeling aggravated with Hubby because he can’t work from home and give me a break (even though I know its not his fault – so then I feel guilty for being a bad wife).

8. Just feeling plain miserable and sorry for myself!!!

I know I’m not the first SAHM to be poorly at home with the children and I certainly won’t be the last but seriously, how do you get through your days if you have children that won’t just play quietly or have quiet time?

6 Comments

  1. October 10, 2011 / 10:53 am

    Gosh I can really relate to this at the moment! It’s horrible isn’t it, all you want to do it have time to feel sorry for yourself and get better but it’s impossible. Hope you feel much better very soon x

    • mummymatters
      October 10, 2011 / 12:40 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels like this, so far my day hasn’t got much better and I’m sorry to say I’ve even had a few tears but I’ve just given myself a kick up the backside and a dose of medicine so hopefully will be better soon 🙂 x

  2. The Mad House
    October 10, 2011 / 5:40 pm

    I know this feeling, I am currently pretty under the weather and I just want to cry. I will never get over it at this rate!

    • mummymatters
      October 10, 2011 / 9:11 pm

      I knew I wasn’t alone but it is nice to hear that, as for crying – I did that lots today!! Hope you feel better soon x

  3. mammasaver
    October 10, 2011 / 7:01 pm

    I am sooo with you on all of these!

    It’s a rotten situation to be in, and really hammers home the 24/7 nature of being a full time mum!

    I hope you feel better soon. In such situations, I find choccie biccies in abundance ease the pain greatly, as well as a good old fashioned chore strike in the evenings!

    • mummymatters
      October 10, 2011 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you for your comment, I tried to go on chore strike but the kitchen got the better of me and then I decided to try to fix my broken hoover which only ended up with me sneezing even more through all the dust and still the stupid hoover didn’t work. Now I am going to retire to bed with a book (which I will probably fall asleep with before the end of the first page!) but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day 🙂

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