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Stupid Question for SAHMs user banned
9th Nov '12

What the fuck do you guys do when you're sick? =[ I'm seriously freaking out.



I know this sounds dumb as hell.



My mom has been sick all week and now I've got it. I'm scared to death I'm going to pass it on to DD.



I have no idea what single/SAHMs do when they get sick, especially with multiple children.



The FMS is bad enough, but this is just hell. Uggghhh.

suck it 3 kids; New York 16101 posts
9th Nov '12

DH is gone from 6am to 5pm, I had awful morning sickness for weeeeks. I just had easy meal plans for the kids and lots of movie time!

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22850 posts
status 9th Nov '12

I let my daughter roam the house by herself when I'm sick....



No seriously I just take care of her when I'm sick or if I can't I have my parents babysit her

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
9th Nov '12

Lots of TV?



I was pregnant and had a 2 year old and 4 year old when I got kidney stones. I was on oxycodone for a week and just laid on the couch in agony.



I just let the kids run amok, pretty much.

JoAnna &hearts's Jett Due January 20 (boy); 1 child; Midlothian, TX, United States 6379 posts
status 9th Nov '12

I just deal. I have no time to be sick:( my husband works 12 hour overnight shifts. Then sleeps until he has to get up to work out, eat and put his uniform on.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Heather ♥ 25 weeks:" DH is gone from 6am to 5pm, I had awful morning sickness for weeeeks. I just had easy meal plans for the kids and lots of movie time!"


DD isn't interested in TV or movies yet. She just likes making messes and trying to eat everything. Lol.

coffee-holic 4 kids; Maryland 1586 posts
9th Nov '12

Sadly suffer :( I've been sick for a week now. I try to keep washing my hands & not kiss the kids.. i tell them i dont want them sick too so they blow me kisses instead.. when i can i lay on the couch & try to rest..

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
9th Nov '12

DH stays home.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60983 posts
9th Nov '12

TV, books, puzzles. Anything where I can still lay down.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
9th Nov '12

Thankfully I've only gotten sick once since LO's been born, but it was on a work day for DH and he basically just told me to suck it up since it was just a headache and feeling nauseous Dx<
If I got seriously sick- like blowing chunks, doubled over in pain, could barely move my body, I'd make him stay home and help.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" Lots of TV? I was pregnant and had a 2 year old and 4 year old when I got kidney stones. I was on oxycodone ... [snip!] ... kidney stones. I was on oxycodone for a week and just laid on the couch in agony. I just let the kids run amok, pretty much."


Oh that is absolute shit. I'm sorry. =[

Life is G♡♡d 21 kids; 16457 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" What the fuck do you guys do when you're sick? =[ I'm seriously freaking out. I know this sounds dumb ... [snip!] ... single/SAHMs do when they get sick, especially with multiple children. The FMS is bad enough, but this is just hell. Uggghhh. "


I Suck it up and deal with it! The show must go on.
I'm a mom of 5, hubby works full time, and I just got over being sick, but I still took care of my house and kids. Hubby helped when he got home, but during the day, it helped that my 3 oldest are in school. But, I try to keep the baby away from my face, wash my hands often and spray lysol on things I touched.

WTFno Due October 5; 3 kids; Ohio 2739 posts
9th Nov '12

I cry, regret my life, and take some Tylenol.



It seriously sucks. I do basically minimum stuff. No cleaning, pop tarts for breakfast, an easy lunch for them, and I pray they take a nap so I can too. Not a whole lot you can do, especially if you have no help.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
9th Nov '12

The very minimum I can get away with, LOL. 3 weeks ago I was super sick for a week with a double ear infection and sinus infection. My kids lived off PB&J, cereal and hot dogs. I bribed them with unlimited TV time and pretty much let them get away with murder as long as they were quiet. It was miserable and my house was disgusting by the time it was over.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
9th Nov '12

For the record, I'm a single SAHM. I know a lot of you still can't get much help from the hubby because of his work schedule, but it's impossible for me to get any help right now.



DD is 13 mo and just doesn't have any interest in the television.



What can I do to keep her from getting sick?