please help me calm down

(6 Posts)
Jellymum1 Sat 08-Mar-14 14:16:16

My 4 year old has given us hell for two days none stop. She had croup. Now has residual cough and cold and must feel utter crap. I have spd and am on crutches and in lots of pain. We are all stuck in the house bouncing off each other. My husband is starting to loose his rag too now. She wont sleep she wont relax we have tried everything. She is shouting and screaming and tantrumin. She wants us to play but she has worn us out emotionally now and I cant play all the games she wants. Sometimes I am just ti slow with the pain. She is generally a good kid. I know there is underlying issues with her feeling ill and also being frustrated and confused withh me being pregnant and pretty useless. Ive cried all day I am at my wits end and I am not sure I can keep my temper in check for much longer. Please help me calm down so I can continue to try to calm her down I feel so useless

Jellymum1 Sat 08-Mar-14 14:17:34

(I havent cried in front of her I have hidden to cry btw..)

mygrandchildrenrock Sat 08-Mar-14 14:38:18

Oh dear Jellymum, what a hard time you are all having. Will she watch DVDs, TV. I know you might not always want her to have too much screen time, but this is an exceptional time. Does she like being read to? When mine were younger and tired/poorly, we could sit for hours reading. It was boring for me, because it was usually the same books, but kept the peace!
I would be get the duvet on the settee, or if you have a TV in your bedroom go to bed together, snuggle up and read or watch some rubbish.
Hope you all feel better soon.

Jellymum1 Sat 08-Mar-14 15:10:59

Thanks for your advice mygrandchildren I got her to snuggle with a dvd on and she fell asleep. Praise the lord! X

mygrandchildrenrock Sat 08-Mar-14 15:41:18

thank goodness for that

itiswhatitiswhatitis Sat 08-Mar-14 15:53:08

My top tip when I was pregnant and ill and too tired to play with ds1 was to fill up the bath as full as poss with lots of bubbles and toys and both of us would get in.

Ds1 would feel as though I was with him whilst I managed to relax a little in the comfort of hot water.

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