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Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

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    Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

    I am feeling discouraged as yesterday my oldest son (who has disability) was so dysregulated that it kept us from schoolwork. Today, I unfortunately have a cold. I am looking for ideas of what to do on days when I'm not able to read & talk aloud like normal. It is so challenging when the majority of my children still depend on me to read aloud most of their material.

    Thank you,

    Heather Brandt

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    Re: Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

    Originally posted by HeatherB View Post
    I am feeling discouraged as yesterday my oldest son (who has disability) was so dysregulated that it kept us from schoolwork. Today, I unfortunately have a cold. I am looking for ideas of what to do on days when I'm not able to read & talk aloud like normal. It is so challenging when the majority of my children still depend on me to read aloud most of their material.

    Thank you,

    Heather Brandt
    You turn on an audio book for the kids and let them color or draw
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      #3
      Re: Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

      Originally posted by jen1134 View Post
      You turn on an audio book for the kids and let them color or draw
      If you can't talk, you can't teach.
      If you're sick, you stay home from work, church and fishing.
      If your kids are sick, they stay on the couch watching Bugs Bunny until they're better.
      No different for homeschoolers.

      Get better. Then dive back in.
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      ~Pope St John Paul II

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        Re: Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

        My kids are rarely sick and never stop to rest even when sick. ha! Today, I put folks in quiet time in their rooms and then I fell asleep on the couch for 2 hours. Thankfully they cooperated but my oldest who has special challenges is not very happy about having been in his room this long.

        Heather

        Originally posted by Anita View Post
        If you can't talk, you can't teach.
        If you're sick, you stay home from work, church and fishing.
        If your kids are sick, they stay on the couch watching Bugs Bunny until they're better.
        No different for homeschoolers.

        Get better. Then dive back in.

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          Re: Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

          A 2-hr nap -- good for you!

          Rest guilt-free, soothe that throat, and feel better soon. Sometimes "learning to let Mom rest" is a lesson too.

          Cheryl

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            Re: Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

            Totally agreed. We had some sort of respiratory virus sweep through last week. It took one child at a time for about a day, letting us enjoy its presence for a full week. Yay. The sick one rested on the couch and the rest of us trudged on.

            This week started with food poisoning for me. We just stopped. Total screaching stop. I laid on the couch for two days and the kids chased the chickens in the yard. Yep, we start Tuesdays work tomorrow. And I'm so fine with it.

            Yes, today was a disaster for noncompliance and fit throwing because they're all out of whack. It'll get better. I don't feel like we're behind. This is life and life happens. The beauty of homeschooling is teaching and learning through these obstacles. You cant take care of other people if you can't stand up yourself.

            PS my kids made themselves peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches. Haha
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              Re: Ideas for Surviving & Even Thriving When Mama's Sick

              Originally posted by Colomama View Post
              Totally agreed. We had some sort of respiratory virus sweep through last week. It took one child at a time for about a day, letting us enjoy its presence for a full week. Yay. The sick one rested on the couch and the rest of us trudged on.

              This week started with food poisoning for me. We just stopped. Total screaching stop. I laid on the couch for two days and the kids chased the chickens in the yard. Yep, we start Tuesdays work tomorrow. And I'm so fine with it.

              Yes, today was a disaster for noncompliance and fit throwing because they're all out of whack. It'll get better. I don't feel like we're behind. This is life and life happens. The beauty of homeschooling is teaching and learning through these obstacles. You cant take care of other people if you can't stand up yourself.

              PS my kids made themselves peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches. Haha
              ((((Fluffernutters)))) A rare treat here but a favorite, for certain. Days when I am dog sick or 20-months pregnant mean yogurt and Cheerios for breakfast; fluffernutters and soup for lunch; and something simple for dinner -- all on paper plates. It's just one day -- two, tops. The kids might be cranky, out of sorts or bored from being home, but it beats them getting sick, grumpy, irritable, laryngitic mom with a rotten attitude, demanding everyone do school. Resting is essential to wellness. And sometimes it "avoids the near occasion of sin".
              Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
              Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
              Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
              Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

              “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
              ~Pope St John Paul II

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