I've had at least one sick kid every week since before Christmas. Sometimes I have two or three at a time. Like yesterday. Eldest woke with stomach cramps in the middle of one of the rare nights when Charming slept for more than two hours in a row. So I had him home from school drinking Lemon Lime cola and Frodo wanted some so he complained all day that he needed to throw up. I didn't have enough cola to go around so he didn't get any.
Turns out he wasn't lying.
I've had a sinus infection for two weeks. It has stayed in my left sinus cavities, but moved around. I had an excruciating sinus headache last weekend, but now I just have what feels like a major toothache.
Charming wakes nearly every time the heater kicks on. Considering we are in the middle of a cold snap, that is often. Even though I set my heater pretty cool. He also has quit napping more than about 30 minutes in the morning. And if he does decide to take a long nap in the afternoon, he will start it at 3:02 and I'll have to leave at 3:11 to pick the kids up from school (should any of them be healthy enough to go).
My house if filthy and well, I suppose I'm the one to make it better. With one arm and 22 pounds on my hip.
On top of that, my husband's paycheck as been as inconsistent as a poorly disciplined teenager...or rather that teenager's parents when she was three. On the upside of that, considering he works for himself and he does usually eventually get paid, I should be thankful. We have had years where he didn't get paid at all. (Which in some ways was easier because I KNEW I couldn't afford anything, so I didn't buy anything rather than buy and hope for the best.)
And I'm not saying all that so that I will get a poor baby. I'm saying all that because it occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, I feel so ugly about life right now because I'm just flat exhausted. So when all that ugliness comes out in posts, please give me a bit of grace and read weary into it.