I get really annoyed when I am sick.
In case you haven't guessed by my lack of posting in the last week, and by the nature of my last entry, I am sick. I caught the bug presumably from my son. While I know that this is typically inevitable, I am no less perturbed. I have done such a good job at staying healthy this year. I have all but entirely avoided catching any one of the children's myriad ailments from this winter. And, when you come right down to it, this has not been an exceptionally bad winter for them either.
But now spring has sprung! And so of course, I am sick. I'll give you no witty banter in this post. I have no clever musings about my endless sneezes, my scratchy throat, my very, very dark under eye circles. No, suffice to say that I do not like to be sick. And when I am, well, no one is safe! I whine, I mope, I swear under my breath, I complain endlessly about how, when I am sick, I still have to do pretty much all the stuff I have to do when I am well. And I yell more than usual too. Though right now I am not much of a yeller with no voice. But, this past week before the voice went, I was really letting it rip! "Clean up your toys now!", "Get BACK in bed this minute", "NO you can not have a fifth cup of water (at 2 a.m.).
My kids don't like it when I yell. I don't like when I yell. Hubby thinks I am positively loony when I yell. So, today I will not yell. Not that I could if I wanted to. But, I've been thinking, and it really doesn't get them to act in a positive way. Plus it makes me feel bad, and it makes them feel bad too. So, no more yelling. I have been feeling guilty about this all week. Thank goodness I have a large basket full of candy coming their way. Nothing like giving them an enormous dose of sweets to make them forget your shortcomings as a parent, eh?
Ahhh I am feeling better already! Now, pass me the cough syrup and a chocolate bunny.
Saturday, March 22, 2008