5 Reasons My Family is a Hot Mess - West & Rose Farm

5 Reasons My Family is a Hot Mess

While on maternity leave I told myself I was going to have it all together when I went back to work.  Our family would have a solid routine and we would all be healthy and happy.  We would get the kids to bed at the same time every night and the hubs and I would actually have some time to spend together.  It never occurred to me that we were entering into the busiest, yuckiest, illness filled season of the year or the fact that it would most likely penetrate our home.  I just kept telling myself that the house will be clean and perfect and the laundry and dishes would always get done and that our evenings would just be full of wholesome suppers and conversations......

Who the hell was I talking to?

Naive is a kind way to describe me...however I am ok with just plumb stupid in this scenario.

My first two weeks back at work have looked a little like this....

1. Hubs gets violent stomach bug, and a cold, on my first day back at work.  He threw up at least 15 times and probably wasn't far from needing to go to the hospital due to dehydration. I felt so terrible for him.  To reiterate...a stomach bug was in our house that is also home to two kids..one of which is mere months old. My first week back at work was also my taste of single motherhood with two kids.  Hubs is still getting over all the illness he has had.  It was truly awful...So far, no one else has caught it...so maybe we are in the clear?

2. Viv has spit up or blown out diapers, thanks to antibiotics for her ear infection, nearly every day at day care.  Friday, she ran through her back-up to her back-up sleeper...So I had to pick her up early because she was naked and completely out of clothes...
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3. Bubba got sick at the beginning of this week, but after a trip to the doc it seemed like all would be fine...so he went to school the next day..the same day the doctor called after he had been in school all day, to let us know he had strep...I even cried because my kid was sick and because I had no time off to use...If that is not the definition of a hot mess, I don't know what is. Luckily, my Mother-in-Law came to save the day!!

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4. Our dog, Sassy's, skin allergy has come back with a vengeance causing her to chew and lick herself raw. So now we have to get her an allergy shot.  Normally this only happens in the warm months, but I guess the universe wants to see how many curve balls we can dance around...

5. Last night, Hubs and I had both kids in bed asleep by 7:45pm.  What an epic win, right!? So what in the world do parents of two kids do when a window like that opens?

We slept..we were both asleep by 8:30 and still woke up tired.

Biggest hot mess I ever saw and I couldn't love them more.  Our family is on the mend *knock on wood* and ready for a fun and low-key weekend.

Happy Friday, y'all!

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  1. Ugh! Throwing up 15 times! Sounds like norovirus - saw on the news it's particularly bad right now. Sorry your back-to-work transition has been so rough. Praying you pass through this time quickly! Your family portrait is lovely.

  2. Oh my goodness! Bless your heart. I hope this weekend give y'all time to recoup. Sending prayers your way!

  3. Oh my goodness! Bless your heart. I hope this weekend give y'all time to recoup. Sending prayers your way!

  4. Oh my goodness! Bless your heart. I hope this weekend give y'all time to recoup. Sending prayers your way!

  5. That is a week to beat all weeks! Just an absolutely exhausting way to get back to work :( I'm so sorry!! But glad to hear everyone is slowly on the mend. Just keep on plugging away a day at a time!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  6. That does sound like a rough week! I'm glad to hear everyone is on the mend :)

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  7. Just like your grandad used to tell me " sometimes you have to roll with the punches". Nicely written sweet pea

  8. Oh no I am so sorry.. they say when it rains it storms.. I hope you have a better week
    Happy Friday Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  9. Oh no!! I hope everyone is feeling much better soon!!