Wanna know something else I think is really tough to go through as a parent?
Ok, so let's talk sick kids meaning (more than 1). Yes, 1 sick kid is hard, but until you've had 2 or more sick kids at a time you don't really understand exactly how 'hard' 1 sick kid is? Does that make sense?
Here's what I'm talking about...
1 sick kid = 1 on 1 extra care and attention or maybe even 2 on 1 if you're so blessed to have your significant other around when the kid is sick.
2 sick kids = 2 on 1 extra care and attention or maybe 2 on 2...
You getting the point!?
Have sick kids is really hard. I can do the day time sick stuff a little better, but I mean lets face it on a NORMAL day my patience is tested and by 3 or 4 pm I'm starting to 'check out' if its been 'one of those days'. But on a SICK DAY...boy, patience is not anywhere near.
I think I need to pray for more sympathy and compassion or something. It's really kinda pathetic that I expect the kids to 'buckle up their bootstraps' and learn to 'deal with it'. Life's not all 'find and dandy' all the time and we have to DWI- deal with it- right? At what age/time in life do we learn that!?
The absolute HARDEST part about having 1, 2 3+ sick kids is the NIGHT time! Tell me you agree! I'm a much better mom when I've had at least 8 hours of sleep. When sick kids wake me up throughout the night...look out the next day! Isn't it hard to be giving and charitable in the middle of a deep sleep?
God knows! He knows how hard it is! He gives us the Grace to do what our kids need and the strength to make it til they're healthy again! When they're healthy again...I sure am grateful for the return of a good nights rest, happy kids with smiles again and a peaceful mommy.