I’ve been very quiet as life’s been turned upside down. After the Lunar New Year, everyone in the family came down with a bad bug. Baby had the worst hit. He was terribly sick for more than 2 weeks; coughing so hard every night and unable to drink well due to his blocked nose. We had to see the pediatrician every 2 days for suction. Nights were long and Hannah was often awoken from Elijah’s cries. Nobody had a good sleep for several weeks…that didn’t help with our recovery at all.
Besides dealing with sickness, we’ve been having discipline issues with Hannah. Probably the lack of good sleep made things far worse than it is, but every day at some point, there would be disobedience or outright defiance. People often talked about the terrible twos. For me, it’s the frightening fours (well, soon-to-be).
Every evening, I’d be so exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. I have little energy to blog, prepare curriculum or as a matter of fact, do anything at all. I’ve stopped homeschooling to focus on appropriate behaviour, getting as much rest as I can, and keeping the house clean to stop the flu bug.
Things were seemingly better until today. Right now, Elijah’s down with fever. Hannah got into trouble this week. I just snapped.
I can’t hold back my tears. I’m at a loss. How do I carry on from here?
I’m stuck in a rut. Desperately searching for answers but finding none.