Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mommy-hood is life’s greatest balancing act, it gets harder when you realize Sick just got real™ #SickJustGotReal #AMomCanDream $25 Giveaway...

The video and gift card have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.


Between over-packed schedules and playdates, sticky messes and scraped knees, late nights and early morning wakeup calls, we as parents have been through it all. Somedays it may seem the minute you even start thinking about a little “me” time, disaster strikes, and that’s only when everyone in the household is healthy! Add a sick little one to the mix and nothing else seems to matter.

There is nothing worse than your own child being sick. It's a helpless feeling that most parents have experienced. I've been there and feeling like there is nothing you can do to help your child feel better is exhausting and can make you feel defeated. No matter how much you do to prevent sickness, sometimes life just happens #sickjustgotreal.


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Sharing a few of my mommy-hood moments --life's greatest balancing act!



#AMomCanDream about everything being perfect with kids, but things are going to happen. Things you don't like, things you wished never happened and things you hope never, ever happen again!

 Let me share a few mine today...

 

 One of the worst moments of illness was when I was pregnant with Grady. Jace was only a few years old and I was probably 8 months pregnant and we both came down with the flu.  I remember him puking in our bed, trying to help Craig get everything cleaned up and the next thing we knew I was puking too. As if being pregnant with a sick kid wasn't enough I had to get it. A trip to the ER, a big shot later to make me stop puking and we were all on the mend. That's a mommy-hood moment that I'll never forget and pray never happens again!

 

This mommy-hood memory isn't really about sickness, but an accident we'll always remember. We took the boys to a hotel and to a train museum when Grady was probably only 2, and Jace 4. We were in the hotel and Grady needed his pants changed.  He was still pretty small, but walking and Craig was behind him (Grady standing up) and as Craig was trying to pull Grady's pants up with him standing, Grady flipped forward and hit his head on the dresser. He had a decent gash and as we've learned over the years the head always bleeds more than other body parts it seems like. We freaked out seeing so much blood gushing from his head and were frantically running down the hall to get towels and to see where the nearest ER was and Craig was saying "Oh my gosh, I didn't mean to, I didn't mean to" It had to look and sound like Craig beat him or did  something to cause the bleeding lol, but we were just young and super panicked and it's such a funny story now looking back.

 

As parents we aren't perfect. There is no such thing as perfect parenting. All you can do is live and learn and realize that kids grow so fast! One last story when the boys were little.... We were on vacation and at a really big hotel that had 8 or 10 floors. The boys could both walk and would run down the hallways. They loved being the first one on and off the elevator and pushing the button. I don't remember if we were getting on or getting off, but Jace was on when we were all off and the door shut! He was probably only 4 or 5 I would say and stuck in the elevator by himself and there were tons of floors. I was screaming saying Jace stay on the elevator as Craig was frantically trying to run the hotel stairs to each floor hoping the door would open and he could get him. Luckily there were some very sweet ladies who could hear me yelling and stayed with him when until the elevator got to our floor again. Talk about scary at the time and again, it's such a funny story now. 

 

Our boys' are 8 and 10 and those memories all see so far away.  As parents we have all had those moments where we've felt like we failed,  felt like we had no idea what we were doing and wished we had the answers to make our kids feel better no matter the situation. The older I get the more I realize that I'm not alone and you're not alone in this journey we call life and parenthood.  Things will NOT always be perfect, our kids WILL get sick and there WILL be accidents. We all have stories of the good, the bad and the down right ugly and you just have to make the best of a situation when it arises and laugh later!

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19 comments:

  1. One of my Mommyhood moments is when I bought my youngest son with me to do some clothes shopping. He was a toddler at the time. I went into the dressing room with him, so I could try on some clothes. while basically down to my bra and panties, my son decided to crawl under the dressing room door and ran out of the dressing room. I had to quickly throw on some clothes and chase after him.

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    1. Oh my goodness I could totally see my boys doing this when they were little!

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  2. Both My son and daughter got sick at the same time, and I had to help them get down the fever and coughs and sore throats. I am so glad that I had help with all the other things a Mom does otherwise I would have gotten so far behind. But my kids are more important when they are sick and I do whatever it takes to make them well

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    1. I agree I would do anything to make them feel better! No fun!!

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  3. One time my son vomited in my car on the way to ER

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  4. One time my daughter was at the doctor because she was feeling ill. The doctor said to us "well let's nip this in the bud" and my daughter started crying her eyes out because she translated that as "well let's give her a shot in the butt". She had the entire doctor's office laughing that day!

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  5. My son once vomited and had diarrhea in bed. It was gross and unforgettable.

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    1. That's the worst when it's coming from both ends. Been there, done that NOT FUN!!!

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  6. FB share https://www.facebook.com/barbara.montag.7/posts/10208389879320837

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  7. My son told me when he found out we were having twins that he hoped one was a boy and one a girl, I said that would be good we'd be able to tell them apart. He said ya..one would have a bow!

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  8. I'm a grandma. Our 5 year old grandson was off school and his parents were working so we took him to a movie and then out for burgers. We were playing tic tac toe @ the dinner table and this very well behaved little boy beat me and said "bad move baby" Sounded so funny to have a grandchild call me "baby" Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  9. Let me just say that my mother and grandmother put that hex on me...you know the one that says "I hope your kids act just like you when you have them....blah, blah..." well I always thought that was a bunch of hokey but now that I'm a mom to an 8 year old boy I'm a firm believer that it works. I wasn't a bad kid per say I was just very mischievous and had a potty(ish) mouth and really sassy. I now find myself having to control myself when he is doing the same exact thing I would do at that age. My advice is Mom and Grandma is always right.

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  10. well with one child going if for a well check up the other child got sick on the floor. What a check up that was.

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  11. My son just threw up in his lunch box at school yesterday. Instead of rinsing it out, the nurse sent the lunch box with vomit home in a bag. Yuck!

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  12. No kids. I got strep throat when I was on vacation in Germany. Terrible time.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  13. A not so funny one was the time my son had bad cold so we took him to his Pediatrician. The doctor checked him out and gave us a script for a antibiotic. The doctor asked me to sign a form so I turned out for just a minute. When I turned back around my son had stuck a tongue depressor up his nose! It took what seemed like forever to get it out.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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