Recently I've stopped complaining about this because, you know, hearing me whine about the same crap over and over has to get FREAKING OLD at some point, but seriously you guys...
...all my children ever are is SICK.
We've been at post for more than six months now. This morning, when not just ONE but BOTH of my children were too sick to go to school, I was all
I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.
After trying to figure out if either of my kids had any hope of going to school this morning (nope), I closed the second bedroom door of the second too-sick-for-school-child (after having already given up on the first sick child) and walked down the hall back to my bedroom and basically collapsed from the hellish horror of it all
Knowing that I woud then have to 1.) call the school bus lady and tell her that neither of my kids will be at the stoopid bus, and 2.) email the attendance people at the school and say, YES, for the ELEVENTY ZILLIONTH TIME, my kids are sick.
Which is going to start another email conversation with the school about my children and their seeming lack of any basic immune system, and honestly at this point the idea of continuing to email back and forth about how my kids are, you know, ALWAYS FREAKING SICK has me all wanting to
I mean, the school is a nice school. The school is a GREAT school. THE SCHOOL IS INSANELY FANTASTIC and probably the best thing my family has going at this post.
But after a while, when one's children are, like, NEVER FREAKING THERE, you know the school has to wonder what in the world is our problem.
I'm sure the school has to wonder if I'm a pushover mom and if my kids are instead home, being all
(You can decide which sick child is represented by which dancing person.)
But the above is NOT the case.
In fact, I am SO OVER the whole sick thing that let me just show you the kind of mood I am in/mother I am going to be today to Misters Sick and Sicker:
And I love you guys, but PLEASE DON'T EVEN START WITH ME and try to make me feel better.
The first month we were here and the kids were sick the whole time, I was told by well-meaning people Don't worry, everyone is sick the first month at a new post!
Then when the second and third months came around and we were nothing but sick, everyone was all Yep, those first three months are really hard because *everyone* is always sick!
But now we're working on MONTH THE SEVENTH, PEOPLE, so if anyone tries to comfort me and be all Well, those first SEVEN MONTHS at a new post are really hard, because *everyone* is always sick! I'll be all
Because we're the only ones at post going through this crap.
I know, I know. I'm too uptight. It's wayyyyyyyyyy too easy for little things to tick me the heck off. I freely admit to this.
I need to smell the roses. And look on the bright side. That the world isn't ending and no one is actually, like, DYING (unless I kill them!) and that I should try to be more
Except that 1.) I don't drink, and 2.) I'm not a beautiful princess.
So today, NONE OF US will be living happily ever after.
Especially not James and not me.
Because THIS is what life is like when *both* kids are SICK and CALLING FOR YOU EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY/EVENING/NIGHT:
You parents know EXACTLY what I'm talking about.