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Some days it’s hard to be a mom

I'm not really complaining.  Seriously, I'm not.  My kids fell asleep in the chair in the living room last night at 6:30!  They also slept all night too.  Well, sort of all night.  They both were up around 3, and we did some bed switching.  Bill dealt with Will in Madison's room from 3 – 6.  Then he got up to go to work, and Will fell back asleep around the 6ish mark.  It's now around 8:30 and he's still sleeping.  However, he's not where my title comes from.

I never know what to do about Madison.  I let her stay home today against what may be my better judgement, and Bill definitely thinks I am wrong.  As you all know, Madison has the weird genetic thing that when (aff) she gets sick, she gets really really sick and we end up in the hospital for a week.  So that is always playing in the back of my mind.  Well, me and her have the same cold (and let me tell you it sucks).  But, that's not her problem.  She gets up this morning and tells me that her legs her to the point she can't walk.  Normally, I'd dismiss it, but that's the tell tale sign she shows when (aff) there's something up.  I made her get up eat breakfast and gave her some Tylenol.  She's been up almost two hours now, and her legs still hurt and every so often her arms start hurting.  Last time I ignored her legs hurting, she almost passed out in Walmart, and when I checked her keytones they were high.  Well, she's been off all weekend so I am wondering if she's getting sick.  I'm pushing fluids right now on her and she did eat breakfast.  I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that she isn't running high keytones.  But if she isn't, why are her legs hurting so bad?  Did I just let her stay home because she has growing pains?

I feel like I can't win with her.  If I ignore what's going on, she's sick and I just made the situation worse.  If she is dehydrated, they aren't going to push her to drink like I will here (which is what I think her problem may be).  I do have to add that she's been “off” all weekend.  She was super crabby and whiny on Saturday and falling asleep in the chair last night is so not her.  If I let her stay home, she'll perk up in the afternoon (Though right now she's laying in my bed drinking).  So what do you do?  As I said, some days it's hard to be a mom and make the right decision.

2 thoughts on “Some days it’s hard to be a mom”

  1. Trust your instincts. She's too little to be pretending to be sick so she doesn't have to go to school. It's not like she has a big math test she didn't study for. Even if she perks up in the afternoon, it doesn't mean she isn't sick in the morning. You did the right thing!

  2. I'm excited to be finally posting online after all these years. There really is no mystique (sp) about it, is there? I just dropped by your blog and had to write. I'm a recent college grad, journalism major if you must know, and I absolutely love photography. I've got my website up but it's nothing to boast about yet. None of my stuff's been posted. Soon as I figure out how to do that, I'll spend the day posting my best shots. anyways just thought I'd drop a line. I hope to return with more substantial stuff, stuff you can actually use. SPG

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts