My kids have been sick before but this time around, it seems like it's taking more of a toll than normal. The baby has been spiking a fever in the afternoon for the last 3 days. This immediately turns my normally happy go lucky 18 month old into the saddest little boy on the planet. He cries at everything and his cheeks get so flushed that he looks like he just ran a marathon.
My 3 year old has a horrible cough and is just generally crabby and cranky. We're also dealing with the terrible 3's which consists of many temper tantrums and moments of intense disobedience. The oldest is fighting double ear infections and is trying to determine where tattle tale stops and helper starts. She and her brother are at each other's throats at least 50 percent of the time and while they are all under the weather, it seems to be much worse.
Mommy is tired and worn out. She's at her wits end with disobedience and sickness. I know it will end, but not even close to soon enough.