I hadn’t intended for this to be my first topic in this series. But it’s what I’m struggling with at the moment!
Seeing your kids sick is no fun. We’ve been fortunate to never have all 3 sick at the same time. (Although now that I write that sentence, they will probably all wake up sick sometime soon, right?) There have been times (like right now) they have “shared” their sickness with each other and just as one is starting to get better, another one gets hit with it.
One of the things I struggle with as a chef wife is when the kids are sick at home and I need something during the day. My husband works about an hour away from home, so unless I know I need something early in the morning, or later in the evening, I’m pretty much on my own.
Today was tough. After taking one child to the Dr., I got a call from the school that I needed to pick up our middle daughter who was also sick. That left me home with an almost empty bottle of children’s Tylenol, and sick kids that needed it before chef/Daddy would be home from work late that night.
With most of our family living in another state or the local ones working full time, I had to turn to friends for help. My kids were in no condition to take out to a store! So I posted a quick plea on Facebook asking if any local friends were going to the store today and could pick the medicine up for us. Within an hour, Tylenol and Motrin arrived at my door, thanks to my sweet neighbor!
It’s hard for me to ask for help. But at times like these, I really have no choice. I should have planned ahead better and suspected something like this might happen and run to the store late last night. I guess I’m not as organized as I thought I was . . .
Oh and then there’s the whole complete exhaustion from caring for sick kids and feeling fried by 10 am part of the scenario that’s hard too. But that’s just life as a parent. 🙁
What do you do when your kids are sick and your chef is working crazy hours?
From one chef’s wife to another,
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