I have been sick. Very sick. The past two weeks, the only thing that I have been thinking over and over again is that, ‘Only in sickness do we really remember health‘. That… is when I am sad but on the brighter note, ‘Aaah! so I needed a break and this was how to get it!‘. I have been dragged away to live with my siblings till I am better enough to take care of myself and my two and a half kids. (Hubby is only half my kid… the rest of him is his mother’s.)
The only drawback to being a SAHM is that you never get a holiday. You are a full time mum and your home is your place to work, play and relax… only you forget to relax and then… you end up like me. The past 10months since I had Lil’ One have been hectic. I went on a working holiday and came back to work again. I have been so busy cleaning, crocheting, crafting, cooking, coaching and compromising that my heart just gave way. (Notice all the Cs)
I have since joked about, ‘See, how I use my heart more than my brain… proof there!‘… to complained ‘What? My heart cant be where my heart is supposed to be?‘ but then I have had to calmly accept that this time I overdid it. I owe it to my kids to be healthy and strong. What good is being a SAHM, if you are just going to scare your kids by getting so sick that others have to move in to take care of them?
I am a bit better now… and hopefully will be discharged from Sibling Care to go home and look after myself and my kids. I have learned my lesson… or so everyone here says… yes, I have, I say. I have learnt it well.
If you are a stay at home mum… or a dad… you should learn this from my example : You owe it to your kids, to be strong and healthy. This is one of the reasons why you stayed at home in the first place: To be strong and healthy in mind and body for yourself and your family.
Happy and healthy Parenting.