Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cabin Fever

We have been cooped up in our house for a solid week now. The first few days were because of the crazy weather and then both of the kids got the sick bug (stomach bug) and it has just lingered for days. So what do you do with two kids under four when you are trying to keep them still and resting......watch lots of movies, color, read books, do puzzles and sleep! We have done at least 20 loads of laundry in the past 3-4 days and it seems to be the same items over and over again (sheets, blankets, clothes, towels). Here is a list of the movies we have watched

  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Aristacats
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Snow white and the seven dwarfs
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • The Sword and the Stone
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Despicable Me
  • Shrek
  • Madagascar 1 & 2
  • Alpha & Omega
  • Toy Story 1, 2 & 3
  • Cars
  • The Incredibles

This doesn't include various TV shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Olivia, Chuggington, Handy Manny and Backyardigans. I am exhausted from trying to keep these two kids hydrated, happy and clean, I am actually ready to go back to work! As a mom things like puking and pooping don't really effect me, I just go into mom model and I am able to stay very calm and deal with whatever is happening. Kyle on the other hand struggles a little with the poop and puke but he did a great job holding Kambryn's hair back for her as she got sick. He has also been a trooper with the laundry, dishes and disinfecting and that has really helped. Kambryn did end up at Children's because her intestinal cramping was so bad they thought it might be something else like a blocked intestine or her appendix. I am happy to report after three visits with various doctors and two scans we have ruled that out and she is fine. Hopefully everyone in our house is on the mend as of today and we can get back to our normal routine just in time for another round of winter weather, ugh.