So I told you all that to tell you this. I suck when I am sick. Now I don't claim to be the world's most perfect Mom but I do try to always do what is best for my son and hold myself to a high standard because I write this blog which of course I could not write honestly if I didn't really live this way. But when I am sick......... all bets are off. I am a really really bad Mom. So here are a few of my sick week stories.
The other day (after a particularly bad bout with this stomach flu) I was dragged into the kitchen bright and early by my chirpy son to make his breakfast. I scanned the refrigerator and announced.."there are grapes?" Bug gave me a look that plainly said "You are not cutting it Mom". "Can I have cereal?" "Sure hun here" I handed him the box of Kashi Vanilla Squares. I am not proud of it ...lol. So he ate dry cereal out of the box and ate grapes.
Another day I was trying desperately to sleep.. I was in between sick bouts and just wanted to catch up on sleep so I put on netflix kids and let him watch episode after episode of whatever he wanted which ended up being a ton of Wonder Pets (not my fav show). I woke up to him looking for wipes and asked him why. He told me "I need to clean up". I looked to see what he needed to clean up and realized my husband's side of the bed was covered in lotion including his laptop. OH boy!
So today I tried to make it up to him a bit. I was feeling a lot better by mid morning and as hubby was laying in bed with us watching a movie I asked Bug what he wanted for breakfast and he said "Pancakes" I laughed and said "Mommy isn't feeling thaaat good... how about a bagel with cream cheese? I know I have been slacking in the Mommy department lately kiddo" Bug just rolled his eyes and said "Yeah Mommy". My husband laughed so hard.
So by dinner I was feeling extra guilty and for a few moments hadn't run to the bathroom so I decided to make a gardenara penne pasta from scratch and top it off with 1-2-3 cake in mugs with vanilla icecream for desert.
So here is what I did.