Life on hold

Last week life got put on hold somewhat as Little Boy was really poorly. He developed a nasty cold / flu type illness and suffered with nose bleeds and such bad coughing fits that he was sick every time. He had no energy, stopped talking, cried all the time and was just a sorry state.

Being my third child, I knew there was very little we could do but wait for it to pass, dose him up on calpol and ibuprofen and make sure he was having plenty of fluids and wet nappies still. It’s very hard watching your little person become so ill though, especially when there’s nothing really that you can do to make them better.

It was typical that last week was a really busy one. I had agreed to help out on a school trip and at Little Β Miss J’s rainbow class and we had a work night out for my husband as well as the usual blog work and building work going on in the house. We weren’t getting any sleep as we were up in the night with Little Boy, changing sheets and him as he was sick several times in the night. We were completely exhausted and very behind on everything.

But you know what? This little boy just wanted his mummy. And he never wants me! He just wanted me to sit with him, cuddle him and make him feel better. I know the feeling, sometimes when I am really feeling poorly I just want a cuddle from someone I love and it does wonders in making me feel better.


So last week life went on hold for a while. I spent the evenings snuggling Little Boy instead of working, ironing or cleaning. I delegated the ironing to Daddy while I cuddled the boy to sleep. Poor Daddy often stayed up until the small hours sorting the house as I couldn’t do it during the day. I had to ask for help for the school run for the girls as Little Boy kept being sick in the car (who else hates washing car seats?!). Basically life got put on hold until he was feeling better.


I’ve spent ages wishing Little Boy would calm down, walk nicely, sit still and not run, jump and climb everywhere. But this week I’ve missed his crazy little character. I’ve not liked watching him sit still, be clingy and sad and I’ve been willing my cheeky lively boy to come back. Fingers crossed he seems to be on the mend now and is talking and eating again. Half term will be really busy now because I have a lot of work to catch up on and I want to take the children out and about but it was worth putting everything on hold for a while, to hold my little boy tight and make him feel loved and looked after. After all, he is my world and nothing is more important than him and the girls.



  1. October 24, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Poor little boy. It is so heartbreaking when they are poorly. I have a poorly little girl today with a chesty cough and she isn’t herself at all. So glad he is on the mend for you x

    • October 24, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you, I hope your little girl feels better soon too xx

  2. October 24, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Oh the poor little sausage. It really is so awful seeing them poorly isn’t it. Two of my three have had a sickness bug in the last few days, I’m just crossing my fingers the third one escapes it!

    • October 24, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Agh sickness bugs are the worst. Hope it doesn’t spread and passes quickly xx

  3. Emma Fox
    October 24, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Oh … it’s so sad when they feel ill. I’m glad to hear that he’s on the mend and hopefully back to his old self in no time πŸ™‚

  4. October 24, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Oh bless him, so awful when they are poorly isn’t it? At least being your third you know it is just something to get through although no less of a worry is it. x

  5. October 24, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Glad he is on the mend now, mummy cuddles are the best. And, yes, I hate cleaning car seats too! x

  6. October 25, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Oh bless him. There really is nothing worse than seeing your children ill and being powerless to help them is there? I’m pleased he sounds like he’s on the mend x x

  7. October 25, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Sorry t hear this. It’s no good when the kiddies are unwell. I hope he is improving and feeling much better today.


  8. October 25, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Oh it’s so awful when they’re not well. Really hope he’s feeling better now and you can all get some sleep and recover! x #LivingArrows

  9. October 25, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Oh bless him, I hate seeing them like that, but just enjoy the cuddles and make them feel better. Hope he got better quickly

  10. October 25, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Oh it’s horrible when little ones are ill. Hope he’s doing alot better now. #livingarrows

  11. October 26, 2016 / 6:12 am

    Oh bless him (and you). It’s so awful when they don’t feel well and you feel helpless. Glad you got lots of cuddles and hope he feels better soon πŸ™‚ x

  12. October 29, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Oh the poor little dude πŸ™ hope he’s back jumping and climbing and being the fierce little boy he is soon xx

  13. October 29, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Oh bless him. Sometimes life really does just need to be put on hold. I hope he’s feeling better now x

  14. October 30, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I felt exhausted reading about how poorly he’d been. Poor thing. I am so glad he is feeling much better, and I know what you mean about missing their usual menacing self. I agree, when you’re ill, often you just want to know someone cares about you and when you have that, it is wonderful #LivingArrows x

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