Being sick with a toddler!

Being sick with a toddler!

Being ill is rubbish, being ill with a needy toddler (or probably any child) is super rubbish.

Gone are the days of staying in bed and sticking two fingers up to the world around you, only getting up for chicken soup, a hot toddy and more tissues. Replaced instead with a toddler kicking his feet against you pounding head wanting attention.

I wanted to just curl up and feel sorry for myself, he wanted to read giraffes can’t dance and play cars.

I wanted to watch crap tv under the duvet, he wanted to watch Doc McStuffin and jump on the duvet (and me)

I wanted to drink hot tea and eat naughty food, he wanted to drink my hot tea and naughty food.

But, he also gave me lovely hugs, big open mouth kisses and stroked my head.

I wanted to give advice on surviving sickness with a healthy bouncy toddler but I don’t think there is any! Just get through it any way you can…..for me I had to give up everything non essential including, writing the blog, housework and dealing with admin. In fact, I do have one piece of advice, if sickness gets worse it’s not going away. Go to the doctors! I went to the doctors, a couple of days too late and I had a chest infection and quite developed mastitis where I couldn’t lift my right arm without a lot of pain. The antibiotics took effect so quickly, I just wish I hadn’t been so stubborn and had gone sooner.

I felt like a terrible mum at times, but mum guilt is something we get over so many things! Being ill wasn’t a choice and I had to keep reminding myself of that. I did hate that I had such a low tolerance level but I’m sure he won’t hold it against me.

Now it’s onwards and upwards to enjoy the next few weeks in paradise before we are back in good old Blighty.


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  1. October 23, 2016 / 5:52 am

    Oh no you poor thing! I know only too well how this feels it’s the worse!! I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend now and well done for getting through it with a toddler!! Sick mummy’s deserve medals! #KCACOLS

    • October 27, 2016 / 7:14 am

      Thank you so much. Medals would help!!!

  2. October 24, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Doesn’t sound like you had a fun time. I’m like you and resist going to the doctor (it’s not exactly a fun experience sitting for ages in the waiting room with aforementioned impatient toddler) but you’re right, if it doesn’t seem to improve then go. My husband and I were both struck down by a stomach bug earlier this year (we got it from our daughter) and looking after her whilst by husband was bed / bathroom bound was one of the hardest things EVER. We couldn’t call family as we’d just infect them too. Hope you are fully recovered now x #KCACOLS

    • October 27, 2016 / 7:14 am

      It’s such a struggle isn’t it, even harder when you’re all ill though. Fingers crossed we’ve both had our quota! Xx

  3. October 25, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Oh lovely, chest infection and mastitis is a nasty combo 🙁 Went I was still solo with Leo we both got a sick bug and I remember sitting on the floor crying as all I wanted to do was hang my head in a toilet but like you say its much harder..almost impossible to snuggle up in a duvet fort and watch murder she wrote on repeat with a small child. Kick that guilt out the window darling we cant help being ill..little one wont remember..I giggled at the open mouth kisses description! Thank you for linking to #KCACOLS, hope to see you next Sunday x

    • October 27, 2016 / 7:13 am

      Thank you so much. It’s so tough isn’t it! I do miss making sofa bed with my duvet!! Xx

  4. October 25, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Feel better soon. Glad the little was able to avoid it. #KCACOLS

  5. October 28, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Oh no that sounds like a terrible combination no wonder you were so ill! Hope you feel better soon #kcacols

  6. October 29, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Being ill is bad enough without a child in tow… I haven’t had this experience yet but I’m sure it will be along at some point and I’m pretty sure I’ll feel very sorry for myself. Being grown up is tough at times!! Your toddler will be learning about patience and empathy, all important skills for life. #kcacols

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