The title says it all, really. DS1 is ill, some sort of tummy bug. He's manageable, really, he's not vomiting, not had the runs too badly, but he's hot, sluggish, and unhappy. Oh, and whingy.
What do other mums do? I'm going bonkers, stuck in the house with him. He watches telly all the time while ill, which is fine, but if I have to listen to The Incredibles one more time, I will SCREAM.
How do other mums cope? I need to get out and see people! Luckily I was hosting a coffee morning this morning, but actually having people over was unwise, as DS1 got energetic, and I think knocked himself back a bit.
What age is he? Would he not be happy with a small saunter/pushcair ride round to the shop to pick up something he fancies for tea and a magazine for him. Even if it is only 10 minuites at least you will have been out for a bit. I am a great beleiver in get them dressed and get some air. Makes a world of difference. I know how you feel though. I have to DD and they have both been ill recently. It is a nightmare but the nightmare will pass and you will soon find yourself saying "oh god will you please just sit and watch a video and give me 5 minutes peace". Promise!!!!
He's 3.5. He hasn't been in the buggy since he was 3, and if I want to put him in a buggy, I've got to wear DS2 on my back! Which isn't very tempting, although I should remember it's an option. I do have a v big three-wheeler.
ds has only been really poorly twice (he's 13 months.) both times he's just sat on my lap, and sobbed. SO i usually put noddy or something on and we spend the day watching his favourite cartoons and having a cuddle.
Poor you...It is hard but unfortunatley it comes as part and parcel of being a parent. I agree it is unwise to have people in the house whilst he is so ill but is there anyone who could go get you some books from the library or some magazines you would like? Or is there anyone who could sit with him for a couple of hours whilst you go out for a while just to get a break?
I hope he gets better soon and you can get back to normal.
I think this is part of being a parent that I'm not very good at, at all. I'm fine with cuddling and being reasonably supportive, and fetching things, but staying in the house all day drives me mental. I guess I'll have to haul the backpack out tomorrow and jam DS2 in it, so we can all get some air ... or maybe I'll borrow a double buggy ... hmmm.