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dealing with the flu and no support?

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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I have the flu and have no one I can call to help out with my youngest kids since DH is not home. How do you deal with this? I've been trying to have snuggle time all day so I can rest on the couch but at 2 & 3 they can't do that for long. They do play pretty well in their rooms together but without someone else here sleeping is not an option.
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Aqua_Jen
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM
I just suck it up. All week I've been sick at home with two toddlers. Stuff still needs to get done so I make it happen.
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pittawadda
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:28 PM

pretty much. I lay around and occasionally get up to change the program or put food out...haha


Quoting Aqua_Jen:

I just suck it up. All week I've been sick at home with two toddlers. Stuff still needs to get done so I make it happen.



klbetts
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Thanks! I know I have to suck it up but I didn't know if anyone else had any thing else I could possibly do to get rest while the kids were awake.
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.oOMellyOo.
by Silver Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Can you do drop in daycare? What about calling a local daycare and letting them know your situation and see if they would be willing to take them for the week. Sittercity.com might be an option to find a in home nanny for a short period.

klbetts
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:47 PM
If I'm not working I can't afford to have my kids in daycare.


Quoting .oOMellyOo.:

Can you do drop in daycare? What about calling a local daycare and letting them know your situation and see if they would be willing to take them for the week. Sittercity.com might be an option to find a in home nanny for a short period.


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ccmvm
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 12:03 AM

drop in care with an FCC provider (or even a daycare that does drop-in care) can be very affordable. I know around here it's roughly $5 an hour, you just have to call and see if they have a spot available that day.

and I am out of commission if i get sick, litterally cannot function. hope you feel better soon.


Quoting klbetts:

If I'm not working I can't afford to have my kids in daycare.


Quoting .oOMellyOo.:

Can you do drop in daycare? What about calling a local daycare and letting them know your situation and see if they would be willing to take them for the week. Sittercity.com might be an option to find a in home nanny for a short period.




jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Jan. 29, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Been there - you just deal with it the best you can...

LLbaby143
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Ugh. Both my son and I had the flu in December and no help. I'm sorry!!! It's horrible!!!

violinjewel
by Julia on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Yup. Just nap when they do. If they don't nap, still make them have quiet time in their beds for a hour or so.


Quoting jas_momof2:

Been there - you just deal with it the best you can...


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4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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I set out juice boxes and pop tarts then pass out on the couch and hope for the best.
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