Why it sucks to be a poorly mother

Why it really sucks to be a poorly mother

Being poorly is always rubbish and is always an inconvenience, but when you’re a parent it’s so much worse. unfortunately when you are a mother and poorly you can’t just call in sick and you just have to suck it up and get on with it.  I’ve compiled a list of why being a sick mother is really rubbish.

  • You can’t just sleep it off and rest. You still have to get when the dictating sleep thief decides to wake. You still have to make the breakfast, still do the school run, still have to wash up and still have to do the bedtime bath routine.
  • If you can’t take any good drugs when breastfeeding. Which is the one thing I hate about breastfeeding is that when I’m full of snot and cold I can’t take any decongestants and I have to soldier on through with paracetamol and Vicks. Also you can’t take any thing that would make you more drowsy as you need all the strength you can get to ‘parent’.
  • You can’t just cough your guts up in the middle of the night and have to muffle the sound with your pillow for fear of waking the children. Thais just one less hassle you could do without right now.
  • You know that this nasty illness you have will be spread to your child if they didn’t give it to you or you got poorly whilst your little one is poorly, you’ve then got to deal with a very dramatic and upset child whilst poorly yourself.
  • Leading on from the last one, you have the fear that your poor darling husband could also get poorly and you’ll then have to look after a giant man-child too. Nothing is worse than a poorly child than a poorly husband desperate for sympathy.
  • You are reminded that you aren’t a superhero and sometimes you do just need to sit on your bum and watch films back to back whilst giving the kids whatever they want for some peace.

One good thing about being a poorly mummy is that your child will not care how rough you look and still want cuddles and snuggles from you.


14 thoughts to “Why it really sucks to be a poorly mother”

  1. You can’t call in sick when you’re a parent and ill. It’s tough, made even worse if your child is also ill too. Men who are ill are deffo worse than the two combined though. Especially if you lack empathy like myself. #dreamteam

  2. I’m off sick from work today so it was timely to read this! It’s one of my working days so my daughter is at nursery. Fortunately I have been able to spend the day resting at home but I have to collect the small person early to take her to the doctor so I’m summoning the energy I’ll need to look after her! You’re spot on with all of these points though #FamilyFun

  3. Yes totally rubbish being poorly. I was sick a few weeks ago. Woke in the night to my son being sick. I literally had to get the other half to deal with us for 24 hours! So glad it was a weekend! Then as I got better he got I’ll too. It was a grim 48+ hours! Thankfully my son bounced back from it!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  4. Ha that is so spot on. The one thing I hate more than being poorly myself (or the kids on a) is the OH being poorly. The sheer patheticness and ability to lie in bed all day drives me insane. Parenting when poorly really is the pits – I wouldn’t wish it on anyone! Thank you for sharing this at #familyfun xx

  5. I think the worst this about being poorly with children is knowing you shouldn’t be near them as not to pass it on, but at the same time you can’t not be around them! It’s a tricky one to navigate #DreamTeam

  6. It really really sucks being ill as a parent…no sick days, you’ve just got to somehow plod on. Hope you are feeling better! I totally agree with the pain of having to cough really quietly even though that’s the last thing you want to do. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam xx

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