I apologize for missing the Schooling Saturday post this week. I shared last week that my 6 year old was sick. My 1 year old followed suit later in the week, with breathing trouble and a double ear infection. Then a few days later I relapsed again, and came down with a severe cold for the third time in three weeks. The other two times I’ve felt much better after two days, but I’m having a much harder time kicking it this time. I’ve been eating homemade chicken soup, taking large doses of echinacea, but I still feel really rough today.
I know a big part of the reason I can’t get well is because I’m not getting the sleep I need. With a 1 year old that still wakes frequently at night to nurse and a 3 year old that has always been a bad sleeper, I’m chronically exhausted.
Confession? At times like this, as much as I love my children, and believe in the way I parent, it’s hard not to get frustrated and feel burned out. I just want to take some strong meds and sleep for 8 solid hours, but that’s not happening any time soon!