Bad Mommy

Good mommy - in healthier, happier times

Well, it appears that we've been operating in survival mode around here lately.  Two weeks ago O came down with her first case of pink eye, which was fine except that trying to figure out who's going to stay home with the sick kiddo is a bit of a nightmare when you have two parents who work outside the home.  Then this Sunday we woke up in the middle of the night to a screaming child covered in throw-up (don't worry - no pictures were taken).  And while I was staying home with O on Monday, Ben came home sick in the middle of the day and proceeded to spend the entire day in bed.  Oh, and did I mention that it looks like O's pink eye is now back again for round two?

So between Ben and O being sick and my exhaustion at being woken up several times a night by an unhappy toddler, there has been some less than stellar parenting going on here.  Take Monday night when I turned to Ben and said "crap, I forgot to brush her teeth" and Ben responded by saying "Shhh, quiet.  She might hear you and want to brush her teeth."  That's right - we were afraid that our child would actually want to brush her teeth and then we would have to get out of bed to help her.  That's right.  We're awesome parents.


  1. I am right there with you - I walked past the bathroom with my toddler tonight and thought "time to brush teeth", but then talked myself out of it and just put him to bed. For some reason I just didn't want to invest that 2 minutes. His teeth can make it until after breakfast, right?

  2. These times will pass, just breathe slowly...

  3. Pink eye is the WORST. Take care and I hope everyone is better by Christmas!

  4. Hee hee hee :oD Sorry, I do hope the sickies are much better soon, but if it makes you feel better, when I was 5 I got chickenpox, which I then passed on to my parents. I got a mild case, they were horribly ill, and my mum had to lock me in the house and hide the keys so I wouldn't let myself out to play while they were ill in bed. Probably a good thing there wasn't a fire ;o)

  5. lol! and this is why we are twins! i love you! you are the best!

  6. Not bad at all my dear! Your doing great! Hopefully rest will come soon to the entire house and you'll look back and laugh at this post. Not wanting to have you kid wake up for sanity reasons is pretty funny and so real.

  7. Ha! Laughter here. The self-recognizing variety. I feel like I can sort of almost decently parent my child when everyone is healthy, but when sickness hits, all bets are off.

  8. Hope everyone returns to health soon!

    And don't worry, my husband and I have frequently had the same tooth brushing dilemma where I forget until they are asleep...and then only mention it to the Mr very softly for the same reasons! There are worse thing, right? You're doing a great job! Hope you get some sleep!

  9. Ohh. All I can say is just WAIT until you have two.
    Once in a while you will go several days without brushing their teeth and simply shrug your shoulders.


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