Can you relate!
You know me as a local photographer and not much beyond that, so I am going to be a little personal. I am a wife and a mother to three usually healthy children. I have a daughter who is going to be 8 soon and two sons. One is 9 and the other is 11. Each day is an adventure and a roller coaster all at once. There is never a dull, quiet moment in my home. If there isn’t arguing at the highest decibel possible, there is laughter.
There are times I am being told I am hated and times I am loved. But I know they love me even if their words say otherwise. My job is to teach them how to love, be compassionate, teach understanding, teach responsibility, respect, and civilization. I know as much as they say I hate you they truly love me. There is no greater feeling than making them mad because when they are mad and think they hate me, I know I am doing a great job because I am being a mother instead of a best friend. Yes, there are times this is hard but I know as long as I love them and keep the end in sight of what my dream is for them they will succeed. I love to tell my children I am sorry you hate me right now, but I am doing my job because I love you. Them stomping away is an amazing feeling because I know they will see in the future why I am mean now. One day I will be able to enjoy the outcome.
But the worst feeling of being a mother is not being able to fix a problem or make them well. I love my babies and it makes it even harder when they are miserable. This weekend I have been trying to not worry about my little C. He is usually full of energy and loves to be outside smiling and laughing. This weekend since he got home from school Friday, he has been battling a fever and a pain in his stomach. I took him to the doctor and they didn't have any answers. So as a mother, all I can do is worry which means less sleep than normal. For me, there is nothing worse than going to the doctor with my baby and leaving without answers because it means I have nothing to help make my baby feel better. No matter how old he gets he will forever be my baby.
So what do I do when I get home, I wrap him up in a blanket and make him soup and cuddle with him while he falls asleep to his favorite show. What else is a mama to do? The doctor put him on a soft diet and told him he has to lay around, not to over exert himself. Being an active child this put him in tears. So I promised him as long as he had to be on a limited diet with a food intolerance already limiting his diet, I would be on the soft food diet with him. What does this mean? I have to eat! Not something I do as a mom and business owner. There is a benefit of having a little one home sick. It forces me to stop for a day and look at the view. What do you do when your little one gets sick? What are some ways you make your little one feel better? Share in the comments and let me know what you would do?