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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Coughing Like a Hag

One of the toughest things about being a mum is having to deal with demanding, irascible children when you're feeling like death. I haven't done a poll lately but I don't think too many people, in general, enjoy being ill unless hypochondria is something that floats your boat.
No doubt I whine and whinge a lot about my colds and allergies. It is my lot in life and I've accepted it as a friend that has overstayed her welcome that seems unlikely to leave anytime soon. But throw a cough into the mix and it's like reliving the first two months of the first year of having a baby. Colds are tiresome... but coughs encroaches into sleep time and saps you into a zombie.

Today, as I write this, I feel very sleep deprived. Sleep has eluded me much of the past week and with that any energy to do much during the school hols. I've been a horrible mummy and still I've managed to drag myself to places and things and even survived a 12-hour vomitting child. I am guilt-ridden about using the DVD as babysitter but...

I'm relieved it's the weekend... and that the school hols are almost over.

Only by the grace of God... etc etc

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