Not a lover of the cold

Am I the only one that hates the cold? I am seriously not looking forward to winter, with the icy cold winds, thick jackets that restrict my movements, struggling to keep a wriggly baby warm at night, laundry that doesn’t dry in one day and rushing to get dressed after a shower. Although the only plus side to winter is probably the soups and warm drinks and comfy foods. My waistline might not agree with that last statement.

Anyway, I have no idea where I was going with that. I have been neglecting writing here for 2 reasons. The one is something I’ve been grappling with for a few weeks now and it’s started keeping me up at night. I have lost my writing mojo. I need to channel Austin Powers and figure out how to find it because I have lots of work that I need to complete, people have trusted me and are counting on me to help get their message across. I can’t disappoint them and need to get my act together.

The second reason is that two thirds of my kids were sick. Ethan was sick about 2 weeks ago. He had an ear, nose and chest infection. His chest sounded like a tractor struggling to start and I was so stressed out when just a few hours after visiting the doctor with a normal temp, his temp then proceeded to skyrocket to almost 41°C. As we were about to leave for the ER, I took his temp again and it had started to come down. Luckily we managed to avoid going to the hospital and his fever seemed to have broken after that. Then last Thursday, Harper’s chest started to wheeze. The mom guilt was too real because even though I knew she was getting sick, I still sent her to creche because I needed to get to work and I had no one else to look after her. Her fever then spiked on Friday and we managed to control that. Unfortunately, she seemed to be getting worse as the weekend wore on and we ended up at Panorama Hospital’s ER on Sunday evening. I was fully expecting the doctor to admit her, that’s how bad her breathing was but luckily, he just gave a long list of meds and sent us home. When we visited her paediatrician on Wednesday, he mentioned that the paed wards were full, which is probably why she wasn’t admitted. I think I slept 6 hours that entire long weekend.

Winter hasn’t even set in yet and we’re already dealing with sick kids. Immune boosters and multivitamins don’t work on my kids. I’ve tried them all, Zinplex, Vital for kids, etc. I’m thinking of giving them the flu shot. Anyone given their kids the flu shot?

Here’s hoping I I don’t need to demand “one hundred million dollars” with my mini me to find my mojo.

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2 thoughts on “Not a lover of the cold

  1. MamaCat says:

    We all lose the mojo every so often. With a baby in the house I am not surprised. I have not tried the flu shot and I don’t think I want to, anytime soon. I am all for vaccinations, but the flu shot?

    • Kim Muller says:

      Yeah you’re right about losing it especially with a baby in the house. Guess I need to stop being so hard on myself. I had the flu shot for the first time last year, I was pregnant and the doctor didn’t want to chance it. I’m not one for those shots but I don’t also want to take 3 months off from work because of sick kids. Not sure what else to do.

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