The glamorous life of a SAHM

I spent yesterday afternoon covered in sick! My 18mth old daughter had picked up a stomach bug and managed to vomit an impressive 13 times in 3.5 hours (yes I counted!).

But amidst the chaos and changing of clothes and stench, 2 wonderful thoughts struck me…

Firstly, the thought of being covered in anyone else’s sick would normally freak me out but somehow it didn’t matter with my daphoto-1457932155913-ac4695f3edd1ughter. Sure it wasn’t the most fun way to spend my afternoon but I actively put myself in the vomit firing line. Why? Well partly because I am a lot easier to clean than the carpet or the sofa (!), but more importantly because we are one – she is my flesh and blood. For 9 months I carried her and we were one body, and a bond like that is not broken purely because I have now given birth. She will always be a part of me.

And secondly, what a privilege it is to care for a sick child. What a humbling experience it is when you feel stressed and overwhelmed and worked up by the situation, but you suddenly notice a hot, clammy little body climbing up into your lap just to lie there. All they want is to be close to you – you are their ultimate comforter.

Yes, my little one, I will sit here in the semi-dark, being splattered with wave after wave of regurgitated food, just holding you, for as long as it takes. I know by tomorrow you could be back to your independent, inquisitive, busy ways, but for now you need me and that is a most precious gift.

Cuddle Fairy


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  1. 1
    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    I know that moment well of knowing that the vomit is coming and thinking – ‘not on the sofa!’ and just holding your child while it happens! It’s horrible seeing your child ill, isn’t it, but there is something special about the comfort that they get from being all snuggled up to you. #bloggerclubuk

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      Lucy At Home

      Thanks for reading, Katy. I am totally excited because you are the first person EVER to comment on one of my blogs! (I only started a couple of weeks ago).

      It’s horrible when they’re ill but so special when you can make them feel better just by being there 🙂

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    Right Royal Mother

    Oh gosh, a) welcome to blogging and b) you are totally right. I am a hopeless nurse but since having my children, I suddenly became (well, not ‘good’ but ‘ok’!) because as you say, when a child needs you it’s actually a bit of a privilege. Hope you continue blogging – it’s SO ace (and the community is just brilliant!) #bloggerclubuk

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      Lucy At Home

      Thank you for the welcome! I am really enjoying it so far.

      I think, even if we’re not natural nurses usually, there’s something about them needing you that makes you step up 🙂

      Thanks for reading. L

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    Becky O'Haire

    Oh the stomach bugs are the worst! It’s so tough on the little ones. It can take a few days for them to come around. I hope your little one is well soon. Until then, keep up the great mommy work! Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk

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