Friday, February 23, 2007

Playing Mum

This week has been a bit of a trial for us. On Sunday my mother-in-law, who lives in Devon and has severe cancer, was taken into hospital with stomach problems. My wife set off to be with her, leaving me to hold the fort. There were a range of problems at the hospital which I will not go into, and these were not sorted out until Thursday, when my wife felt it safe to return.

Note: - try not to get ill while in the UK!

Meanwhile, on Monday my youngest was sent home from school feeling ill. I took him to the Doctors on Tuesday and was told he had a virus - no school until next week. Bang goes work, then! That afternoon, when the others came home from school, I found that they had the virus too! Argh! On the up side, they did not actually feel that ill, so we watched TV (finally watched our DVD of "Over The Hedge" - what a great film!), played computer games, made cards for nanny, etc.

I must say that I was quite pleased with my performance as stay at home mum - cooking, cleaning, washing, etc all went well, so my wife did not return to a terrible mess. Having said that, I don' t think I would volunteer to swap duties permanantly...

Life is going to be rather unpredictable for a while now, so if I go quiet for a few days fear not - I shall return!

You don't get rid of me that easily!


Logziella said...

Gosh! That sounds similar to my week the week before last! Sorry to hear all of that. Hope everyone gets well quick and things get back to normal for you.

P.S.-you know I am paranoid about you leaving us after our friend James left...sorry...:0)

John said...

But I did not have the vomit to deal with!

The kids are fine but overall I expect life to get worse before it gets better. I do not think my mother-in-law will be with us for much longer, which is a real shame as she is a great woman.

I have had some emails from James - he seems to be OK, but like you I miss his blogs.

Logziella said...

I am sorry to hear about your Mother In Law.

Ali said...

I'm back John! I hope you won't make me wait too long for more blogs - but alas, I am being selfish, and of course your family business should come before your blog life.
I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, I know only too well what a terrible thing cancer can be - take care of yourself and good on you for being such a great "stay at home mum."