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30 Thoughts Moms Have When They’re Sick


When I was sick late last year, the first thought that came to my mind was “I can’t be sick, I can’t die now, my children need me” ask me what kind of sickness made me ban death like that? Random malaria! But do you blame me? The fear of every mom is not being there to take care of her kids so I’m sure you understand.

And here are other thoughts that run through the mind of a sick mom, if you have been sick while your children are running around at home, you’d understand;

  1. I’m not feeling myself, is death near?
  2. Oh God no!
  3. I’ve caught the flu from my kids
  4. I’d better get better before the kids wake up, what time is it now?
  5. I’ll just take drugs and I’ll be fine.
  6. Oops! Where’s all the drug?
  7. Oh gawd! The kids are awake already, why did they wake up early today of all days?
  8. “Kids stop fighting!” Ouch! my head aches
  9. Don’t jump on the bed! It’s making my head hurt bad.
  10. Mummy is sick, mummy needs to sleep so don’t make any noise
  11. No, we’re not going anywhere today kids. Mommy’s sick
  12. I need a maid
  13. I need a whole day of uninterrupted sleep. I wish!
  14. Why is everywhere so cold
  15. Why are they suddenly silent? (stands up to check on them)
  16. How did you manage to get to the dining table and stuff your face with chocolate?
  17. I’m going back to bed
  18. What are they up to again? Stop shouting!
  19. Okay, I’m taking you all to grandma’s house, at least then I can sleep.
  20. All ready? Let’s go. What! Why’d you go and poo yourself?
  21. Let’s clean you up and get new clothes on you
  22. (half way out of the house) Where are your shoes? You can’t find them?
  23. Let’s go now
  24. (On the way to grandma’s) I feel faint, I can’t walk
  25. Kids let’s rest a little
  26. I give up! Let’s go back home
  27. (Sleeps off) Oh shoot! I fell asleep. Where are the kids?
  28. (In the bathroom, the toothpaste has been emptied, half in the toddler’s mouth and the rest on the floor) God! !hat am I going to do with you?
  29. Oh! thank God you’re home honey
  30. Now I can rest in “peace”.

I don’t know about you, but here are some of the thoughts that run through the mind of a sick mom, you’re caught between wanting to take care of the kids and yourself too. If I were you, I’d get someone to come take them away then I’d take some sleeping pills.

Mamalette! What are the thoughts that run through your mind when you’re sick? Share please


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What To Do If Your Only Child Is Lonely


Unknown to most parents with one child, your only child might be lonely. Growing up as an only child, although I was never really lonely, I often get asked if I’m lonely. And my answer was always “No” but when I’m playing with my mates and they’re like “Don’t touch my sister” “Don’t beat my sister” I’ll then tell my mom, “Mommy! Give me a sister too” to which my mom would answer “soon” then she got me a dog.

To help your only child, do these;

1. Help them interact with their peer

If your children don’t relate with anyone else but you and other adults, they might have difficulty relating to their peers. Visit your friend and take them along, so they’d play with children of your friends. Encourage your child to play with your neighbour’s children too.

 

2. Don’t be overprotective

Moms with just one child are usually overprotective, fighting for your child when her mates beat her, rescuing her and telling everyone not to touch her will make her unable to fight her own battles. Step back and let your child live and learn to solve his own problem on his own.


3. Get a pet

You should get your child a pet, it won’t only keep your child company, but also teach them to be responsible, kind and loyal. If your family doesn’t have the time or the effort, don’t get a pet and suffer it.

4. Have reasonable goals for your child

Do not set unreasonable and unrealistic expectations for your child just because he’s your one and only child. Your hopes and ambition for your child should be in line with what he wants and his ambition, although you can assure him to try his best at everything.

5. Let your child make decisions

Making all the decisions for your child will not help them, as they get older, they’ll begin to depend on your input to make a decision and they won’t be able to think for themselves. help your child become an independent thinker right from when he’s a toddler. Give them chances to make little choices like what story they’d like you to read to them, what clothes they’d like to where and where they’d like to go on an outing.

How do you ensure your only child is not lonely? Please share!

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