Good Friday was Bad Friday

Ever wonder what happens in a household when both parents are so sick that they can barely move?
Well, wonder no more!

We gave in to ‘Netflix’, we sighed right up to that by 8am,Ethan cannot handle advertisements during his programmes and we couldn’t handle Ethan. What did parents do before everything was done with a click and a laser card…I tip my sick bag to you guys!!
“You want your Easter eggs now…oh okay, J get the eggs there pet, they’re in the kitchen hidden in the red box”
“Dinners ready” – handing D the cash, as I struggled to hold down the bile rising from the pit of my stomach..”J get plates, paper ones…yeah yeah, whatever you want to drink you can have, yes J even Rock shandy”
“Here, eat and shhh” . The smell of good ‘ol Supermacs made us run to the bathroom, fighting over which one of us got to use downstairs loo. Again, what did parents do before having more than one bathroom was the norm?!
In fairness, by the fourth trip to the loo, D gave me dibs on the downstairs loo- ever the gentleman.
“Do you smell that?”my eyes barley opened, head pounding, stomach turning. “I’ll check baby if you check Ethan”, needless to say, another argument erupted,turning us into them; you know the ones; they’ll always have it worse than you no matter what! “I’ve been six times to the loo, you’ve only needed to go five times, come on D, I’m way worse” I shuddered at the thought of Ethan’s nappy.
We decided to take it in turns eventually,(when and I’m embarrassed to say), when our 10 year old son, J,reminded us we were the parents not the kids-he had a valid point.

Thank God for the blocked noses, seriously, I could do with that bit of being sick, a little more often. Changing an acrobatic baby was far more draining than cleaning a 12 year old who only wanted to kiss you.
And FYI, a toddler needs far more changing than a 12 year old who every now and then wants to use the toilet.
It was Good Friday….we needed Whiskey for our lemsips , obviously, but we had no Whiskey, and here in our lovely country not a drop of alcohol can be sold, legally. Luckily, D got the energy to put on a tracksuit pants and ask our ever obliging neighbours, who of course had Whiskey. God Bless ye- D and P!
“I’m hungry”
“Mom, I’m hungry”
“Ok pet. J, mommy needs you to be a brilliant big brother and get the kids their tea, cereal is fine. Good boy”
J,ever the opportunist, “Can I play the Wii then mom?”
“J you can do what ya like”
“Mom, can I watch…”
“Ya ya J, watch what you like pet”
“Mom, can I have chocolate cereal?”
“Yep, yep J. Do yeah”
“Mom do I have to go to bed too. It’s only 8 o’clock”
“Yes J, but you can play or read. I’ll trust you to turn off your light when you’re tired”
Bedtime came early for the kids, I’ll not lie, and I’ve no clue when J actually turned off his light, and neither of us cared.

By 9pm, the house was quiet as we finally fell back into our sick beds.

So there you have it, when both parents are sick, you need an internet connection, laser card, cash and a willing helper child who will take advantage of your inability to parent on that day.



March 26, 2018 at 8:45 am

Oh it’s horrid isn’t it!! We just had our first weekend like this – we weren’t sick but neither of us had slept for 2 nights in a row with both kids being ill. It’s horrendous – Netflix was a Godsend here too 😀 x

March 26, 2018 at 9:46 pm

Oh gosh – this brings back memories of the time both my husband and I had some really weird virus that left us both aching all over with a sky high temperature and completely exhausted. I could barely open my eyes. We had three young children and no one to help. We couldn’t even get them to school. It only lasted a couple of days and the kids didn’t get it thankfully – but it was awful! The children watched TV pretty much all day.

March 26, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Oh my gosh, you poor things! We’ve been lucky , so far we’ve taken it in turns to be ill, but I dread the day when it happens to both of us at once.

March 27, 2018 at 9:42 am

this is awful to hear – I hate hearing people aren’t well especially since I have only just recovered from 6 weeks of illness. I really hope you get over it soon and are back on your feet in no time! At least you have J to pester you back to health bless his soul!

March 27, 2018 at 1:28 pm

This happened in my household not too long ago, the kids go it and then we go it. It was like the domino effect knocking us down one by one.

March 27, 2018 at 1:36 pm

oh no i hope youre all better soon. Its always the same here, when one of us is ill its not long before the others follows!

March 27, 2018 at 2:47 pm

There is nothing worse than having to look after kids when you are ill yourself. Gone are the days of ‘calling in sick!’. Praise the day Netflix started streaming!!

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