First of all, Jon spent the first half of the week working on a big paper. It had to be done at school, so he didn't get home until after bedtime on Monday and Tuesday this week. That means I was on my own with the boys. No problem, happens all the time.
Except on Sunday morning we all woke up with coughs and snotty noses. By the next day I couldn't even talk, which made managing Jack an interesting endeavour. By the time we went to bed, I was already completely worn out and feeling worse. And it didn't help that Jude woke up everytime he coughed... and then couldn't get himself back to sleep. Around midnight I decided it was going to be a bad night no matter what, so I grabbed my pillow and tissue box and headed to the guest room for a little sleepover with Jude. He was still up every other hour, coughing and scratching my face, but at least I didn't have to put as much effort into getting him back to sleep.
|Jude's coughing face.|
Enter Tuesday. My head is pounding, my chest hurts, I'm sleep-deprived and so congested I can't even see clearly. I'm also parenting solo all day again. Let's just say Jack watched a lot of movies these past few days. Ugh ... I gotta make it up to him as soon as the weather warms up!
To top it all off, my original plan this week was to make my own cloth diaper inserts and share my success with the blogosphere... but as of today the whole project is a major FAIL. As in, I somehow picked fabric that actually repels water. Not exactly key in the whole diaper-making process. I'll guess I'll keep tweaking.
The good news is: tomorrow is Friday. I've got new fabric coming in the mail. Everyone slept through the night and we're all on the mend. Today I got Jude back to sleep after he woke up in the middle of his nap and the whole experience has me feeling so successful right now that I just might go attempt a pie crust.
Jude says, "Mom, your post is so boring it could put me back to sleep after a short nap faster then you can. Maybe you should tell them about my new toy."
Ah yes, Jude's Nonnie and Poppie got him a walker for Christmas!