A day in the life of a stay at home mom

because prompts are funA day in the life of a stay at home mom

A day in the life of me, a stay at home mom, starts at 6:45 am and ends around 9:30 pm unless I have a sick child. This was my Monday.

The Girl started feeling bad Sunday, but Monday morning she was a little perky and we had a few errands to do. Normally I would not go out, but I had a key from school I had to return. Then the hardware store, because the light broke in the pantry. The pantry is a death trap as is, and now it’s a dark one. We popped in the resale shop for a few minutes while she was feeling good, but that’s when the “red flag” showed up..The Cough. You know what cough I mean! The grab a bucket kind of cough.

When the Girl (or Boy) is sick I cater to them and let them eat/drink pretty much what they want. I made her eggs and bacon for lunch, which is her favorite. She started running a temp again so gave her a little tyenol. The Cough started becoming more present.  That kicked in and there came lunch with it. Luckily throwing up doesn’t freak her out, and I had warning so the trashcan was there!

Rest of day was pretty quiet with her laying around. I worked on the blog some and finally did the bills that have been sitting since Friday. The Boy came home so helped him with homework and studying for his Health test about exercise. She perked up with him home.

Made dinner for the kids while the Hubs was a dinner meeting. Made my dinner around 7 (I’ve about given up on eating a normal time) and then it was nighttime routines.

Got everyone to bed, and I was sleeping so good until…that blasted Cough! So throw off the blankets, sprint to her room, and grab the trashcan. This started at 2 am and continued every half hour (right when I would be about to doze off) until she finally threw up 3:30am. I was ready to give up on sleep at this point. I was on “high alert” for warning signs of The Cough approaching,  but it seemed to finally stop. I tossed and turned and listened until almost 4:30 when sleep came back until the Hubs alarm went off at 5 and the Girl was up on a potty break. But then there was a whole hour and half of uninterrupted sleep, and now my day has started anew at 6:45 am (Girl up at 7:30) to end who knows when. This is definitely not a 9-5 type of job!

I joined Tales from the Nursery and iNeed a Playdate for this writing prompt.

This week’s theme: Introduction

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In 500 words or less introduce us to your life.

Tell your intro story using pictures.

Tell the story behind your blog.

Last week’s prompt theme: Hard

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  1. Comment by Kecia:

    Interesting day! It’s always a little different when you are a SAHM. My son is getting that dreaded cough and got a little sick during nap time today. Hoping it goes away ASAP!
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      Comment by dealinanddishin:

      She has the flu (type b), and some stuff showed up on the chest xray. We are on antibiotic and an inhaler. Today she is finally feeliing better. The abuterol is helping a lot with her cough!
      I hope your son isn’t getting it!! Good Luck!

  2. Comment by Maria (Mammahomemaker):

    I’m so glad she’s feeling better now. It’s so hard when things like this happen. It just makes our days soooo much longer than they are!
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      Comment by dealinanddishin:

      It has been a week full of Mondays. Kinda like Groundhog Day (great movie) every day the same..get up, puking, coughing, lethargic. Glad to see My Wild Girl back even though in a week she’ll be pushing every last button I have lol

  3. Comment by Nikki:

    Being a stay at home mom is a busy life! I work at home, and I’m constantly on the go. I hope your little one is feeling better soon!
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  4. Comment by Heather M:

    I’m so thankful we have managed to avoid sickies this winter. My daughter is in Kindergarten so typically they bring home a ton of germs, but we’ve been fortunate.
    I think she and I had the flu back in early December. We felt run down, lacking an appetite, fever and just felt blah with a bad sore throat.
    But there has been no throw up at all this season *crosses fingers*
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      Comment by dealinanddishin:

      We had been so lucky until Sunday. My son threw up once and missed a half day,threw up in school right after getting off bus :(

      She is tons better today, but HATES the zithromax..it’s super strong cherry so I need to make a note of that.
      Last year was first year of preschool so she was sick all the time. School, Scouts, store, everywhere germs germs germs!

      Glad you have managed to avoid it! It’s hard on everyone in the house (except The Boy..he just avoids her)

  5. Comment by mryjhnsn:

    What a day! Thank goodness kids aren’t sick all of the time :)
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  6. Comment by Tahlia B.:

    I have been fortunate enough to only have dealt with, the worst this season, colds for all of us. I had the cough that shook the windows and caused fits of gagging/vomiting and gasping for air. Your daughter sounds like a trooper though (I still hate vomiting!). Hope she’s feeling better and you’ve caught up on most of your sleep. And I agree, our job as SAHM’s are round the clock, and when the kids are sick, we’re lucky to catch a break!
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  8. Comment by Bonnie:

    Certainly hope your little one is feeling better, andy you have grabbed a few hours of sleep. Yes, being a mother is a full time 24/7 job. But the rewards are so worth it…. grandchildren.
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  9. Comment by Darcy:

    Oh that cough :( I hate coughing so hard I puke. It’s the worst! We’ve been lucky with no sickies here. Hope she recovers quickly!
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