Being sick and losing my mojo

The past couple of weeks have been pretty rough in our house. First Jelly was hit by a nasty cough. Then I came down with the worst head cold (which is still lingering). Then Jelly’s nasty cough came back (and my cold still lingered on). Between the both of us we lost out on some serious sleep. Hubby has been getting up a lot in the night to deal with the coughing toddler and I have been waking up with that horrible blocked up feeling and completely dry mouth. Last night this was all topped off with a sickness and diarrhoea bug. So I’m writing this from bed, with Jelly Baby lying next to me watching CBeebies – a position we have found ourselves in many days in the past couple of weeks.

I am so tired, I have no energy to parent. I can’t bring myself to drag my sick self and daughter out to take Bean to her ballet lessons. The thought of the school run makes me shudder. I can’t think of anything to blog about, I have no energy to answer emails and my only saving grace is that I stopped taking orders for Lina Loves at the beginning of December so I only have one order left outstanding.

I feel like a rubbish parent (plonking your child in front of CBeebies and feeding her toast all day is not exactly parenting is it?) I feel like a rubbish wife as the hubby has had to really step up to the mark, at a time when he is quite stressed with work. And I feel like I am really failing at being me – I have lost my mojo! The worst thing is that I only have 2 weeks until Christmas so I really need to perk up!

I know that this rough patch will pass, but I really hope that it will soon. I bloody hate being ill.



  1. December 11, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Poor you! I felt like this for November. I had a bad cold that seemed to get worse rather than better – I ended up with a sinus & ear infection. But since the start of December my energy and mojo have returned – and I’ve actually cooked food for my son’s tea – it was ham sandwiches every night in our house..

    Get well soon!

    • cookiesandcwtches
      December 13, 2013 / 10:35 am

      Ah poor you, glad you mojo has returned though, I can feel mine slowly coming back – hopefully just in time to save christmas!!

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