Advanced search

The Scourge of the Lone Parent...

(12 Posts)
SoupDragon Wed 04-Feb-15 14:31:14

... The common cold.

OK, all illness is shit when you're a lone parent but the common cold is particularly crap as it is just a cold.

I feel shit. I have felt shit for the last two days and yet I still have to do the sodding school run, brownie run, cook dinner, sort out DDs birthday etc etc. And to top or all I look shit because my eyes are running and my nose is red.

And my sodding ex has woken me twice today, once by texting me and once because he'd ordered something from Amazon for DS2 and it was delivered. bastard.


OP’s posts: |
BlackeyedSusan Wed 04-Feb-15 19:57:35




but it is not as bad as synchronsied vomitting... holding one bucket for the dc while you simutaneously vomit in your own bucket.

misstiredbuthappy Thu 05-Feb-15 16:28:55

You have my sympathy. Bieng ill and having to still look after dcon your own is bloody hard .


KarmaNoMore Fri 06-Feb-15 07:48:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Starlightbright1 Fri 06-Feb-15 15:49:03

Big hugs it is so hard but the weekend is here..Go down to minimal care..they will enjoy they will enjoy the extra TV and try and rest as much as you can xx

SoupDragon Fri 06-Feb-15 15:54:24

Thanks. smile The cold finally, and rather bizarrely, disappeared overnight.

I think what makes colds so miserable is that they are so stupid. Anything more major (like the synchronised vomiting!) and I feel I could call in friends to do stuff but a cold is just a cold. Thankfully my youngest is 9 so able to entertain herself. I remember plenty of shit days in all those 9 though!

Karma Yes, I realise that. I hope you get good news (if it is you waiting for results).

OP’s posts: |
fattymcfatfat Fri 06-Feb-15 19:24:53

wow! karma way to put a downer on things!
I understand its difficult, I went through a scare when my dd was newborn it was the worst time of my life. operations, consultants and waiting on results, and I got the all clear (luckily) but I wouldn't jump on someone's thread about a cold to vent! you are obvs going through a rough time but other people are entitled to moan about colds if they want. I hope you get the news you want, honestly I do but there is a better way to let it out than on mn!

misstiredbuthappy Fri 06-Feb-15 19:49:59

Glad your feeling better soupdragon

I hope it turns out okay for you karma

KarmaNoMore Sat 07-Feb-15 09:52:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ledkr Sat 07-Feb-15 09:59:01

Erm, I did have cancer as a lp of three boys under 8. It was horrible but doesn't mean nobody else can ever feel woeful.
Have u had some good drugs soupy

Ledkr Sat 07-Feb-15 10:00:24

Pm me if u want to talk karma

fattymcfatfat Sat 07-Feb-15 11:06:07

karma did you read my entire post??? I feel for you, I really do, I wasnt saying im having a great time and you spoilt it, just that people are allowed to feel crappy if they have a cold

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in