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That’s right! + if I could put up the sign around my neck, I would!

This mum has been sick on + off for more than a week now, waking up in the wee hours of the night to a slight fever, a little shiver + a burning sensation in my throat that makes swallowing a pain! + it was the most trying days of my mummy-life! Not only was I struggling to feel better, but I also have the little man to look after 24/7, not to mention a number of house chores that won’t simply be driven off by an out of order sign. Imagine taking care of your sick self while trying to keep up with a rambunctious toddler who is constantly beaming with too much energy. I was dosing at one end of the sofa while looking after him play with his matchbox on the other end, late Saturday night {we were just waiting for my sister to arrive as she had to do a quick errand} that I failed to notice he’s deserted his beloved toys in favor of the more appealing screen door {which he can now open successfully}. Glad I awoke in the nick of time. I do not have the strength to imagine what would’ve happened if I didn’t! I actually made a mental note to install additional locks on the screen door somewhere he’d never reach. + made sure Jared has no off-the-playpen playtime while mum was sick!

I am rarely sick so I am not comfortable + familiar with the feeling of being lousy on my toes + the constant nausea {which I have only felt when I was pregnant} + lethargy. + what i despise the most is that uncomfortable feeling of having to drag yourself to do tasks which you normally do, bathing + washing up the little man, for example, turned out to be quite a herculean task when I use to do it with ease all the time! I figured mums should not be allowed to get sick!

Here are a few of my musings, while downing one bitter pill after another to hopefully make me feel better again in no time:

  • I am making it one of my personal goals to be healthier + fitter this year
  • I am stocking up on the meds + vitamins + will actually take them regularly
  • I will be a healthy eater this year  with less meat, less junk food + yes to more fruits + veggies!
  • I will get all the help that I can to make life easier around the house + I’d probably invest on a washing machine/dryer this year.
  • If I can afford it, I’d buy another extra bedding from The White Company, just to make sure I  have enough extra for days when I am not up for a laundry task + the sheets are in dire need of replacements, which happens quite often in my household as the little man is prone to throwing up.
  • I must exercise!

+ even if it is such a big bummer to have less hugs + kisses from the little man whilst this mum is sick, Jared would still attempt to plant a kiss on mum’s lips to which I’d proffer my cheeks. He was also giving me that infectious smile as if telling me to not worry + that I will get well soon! The look on his face was priceless. Oh, the perks of being a mum :)

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.