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to let the DCS watch TV for the rest of the day?

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notsurewhatshappening · 26/10/2018 15:48

We are all off school for half term (I'm a teacher). For the last 8 weeks I've had endless colds and recently a chest infection. This week my parents have come to stay, I've met up with friends from work and had 3 big days out. Yesterday evening my temperature spiked again and I've come down with another virus ๐Ÿ˜ฃ...

This morning I cleaned the house, did laundry etc while feeling like death. DCS resisted at first but then helped me tidy up. I'm lying down now and they are watching TV. They've been pottering about playing with toys etc too. I've fed them, set up a couple of easy activities eg icing bis cuts and building lego, and supervised a bath. They are 8 and 5 and seem happy to do their own thing.

Aibu to let them doss around and watch crap TV until I shove a frozen pizza in the oven for tea and then put them to bed? I'm so sick of being unwell and have zero energy.

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Knitwit101 · 26/10/2018 15:50

Sounds fine to me. We all need some down time. And the kids need to understand that even parents get sick sometimes and need some quiet and help.
Hope you feel a bit better tomorrlw

GetRid · 26/10/2018 15:50

Do it. We've all been there.

I'd pick a channel without ads and leave them to it

twolittleboysonetiredmum · 26/10/2018 15:51

Thatโ€™s my plan. Weโ€™ve been out todayfor a walk and I am too tired and cold to muster the energy for anything else! We all need some down time - kids included

strawberryalarmclock · 26/10/2018 15:54

Er yes! My dc are teens and I wish I hadn't been so tough on myself when they were younger. Every holiday/weekend I felt as though we should be doing something, it's hard not to get into all the bullshit 'making memories' stuff.
Do you know what my two look back on fondly? Days when we didn't get dressed, the day they went to the corner shop and chose their own dinner (shudder) and dd also loved the time I was bed bound after a major op, we used to snuggle up and watch reruns of heartbeat before school!
Yes we had lovely holidays, went to Legoland, theme parks etc but it's the little stuff that counts. Don't forget that and don't be so hard on yourself!
Hope you're feeling better soon ๏ฟผ

kaytee87 · 26/10/2018 15:54

Umm sometimes I let DS watch tv and potter about with toys all afternoon just because...
Children need to learn to entertain themselves.

notsurewhatshappening · 26/10/2018 15:55

Thanks. They are fine and actually enjoying a rest day. We've been busy doing stuff together which has been lovely but all a bit exhausting.

My youngest started school in September and I used to take him out on my days off a lot... I've missed this recently so I've crammed too much into this week and made myself ill again! Silly me.

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daughterofanarchy · 26/10/2018 17:00

Do what makes things easier for you OP. Your health needs to come first. Hope you feel better soon.

notsurewhatshappening · 26/10/2018 19:20

Pizza has been eaten, DH is home looking after the kids and has promised to take them out tomorrow; I'm in bed ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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