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Word of the Week – Infectious

This week has been a bit of a write off. Something always goes wrong in half term doesn’t it?
I was working at a show at the weekend and didn’t get home until 8 on Sunday evening. When I came home I found the wee man lying on the sofa, not feeling too good. From that evening my family have been dropping like flies.

On Monday my husband phoned me at work asking if I could leave half an hour early as he too was starting to feel ill. There has been a bit of a flu like bug going around and our family had finally succumbed to it, and the rate at which it was spreading through the house, I knew it wouldn’t be long until I caught it too.

That’s why my word of the week this week is…

Caitlin fell ill on Tuesday, and my body eventually gave in on Thursday. As I write this, my whole boy is covered in goosebumps and my skin feels sore to touch, I’m shivering and my head is absolutely bouncing! I’m just about ready to take some lemsips and drag myself to bed.
It is bloody typical that we would fall ill during half term, meaning we couldn’t get out and enjoy a few days off together. The kids were back to school today, which gave me a bit of peace to lie on the sofa and feel sorry for myself. It’s so hard trying to look after children while you are not feeling good, so I was grateful for those few hours. I imagine tomorrow will be much of the same, putting my feet up and doing very little.
I hope you have all had a good week and enjoy your weekend, I’m away to hibernate until Monday!

The Reading Residence
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15 Comments

  • Reply Mummy Tries February 20, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Wishing you better soon Lauren! Here's to a non-infectious week next week xx

  • Reply Louise February 20, 2015 at 6:46 am

    So sorry that you have all been unwell this week. Hope you all feel much better soon.

  • Reply Dean of Little Steps February 20, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Oh no, hope you guys have recovered by now! #wotw.

  • Reply Mommy's Little Princesses February 20, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Oh no how very awful, I hope you feel better soon!xx

  • Reply The Reading Residence February 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Oh no, I hate things like this, and they always spread through the household so quickly. Hope you're all better soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  • Reply Jayne SMABL February 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    There's so much of it going about recently, we've had it here too. Hope you all feel better soon!
    Have a relaxing weekend 🙂 x

  • Reply pixiedusk February 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Oh no! We have the bug too! We spent halfterm indoors as we are all sick. Get well soon to you and to us =) #wotw

  • Reply Sarah Howe February 20, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Oh no I totally sympathise it's always around a time you don't want it!! I hope you feel better soon xxx #WotW

  • Reply Kim Carberry February 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Oh no! What a rubbish week! I hope you all feel better soon x

  • Reply Odd Socks and Lollipops February 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Oh no! That's really pants! It's always the way thought isn't it, poorly when you have a holiday and raining on a bank holiday! Hope you all feel better soon!

  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked By Twins February 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Oh no, I hope you all feel better soon x #WotW

  • Reply sophieis.com February 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Ah that's so unfair! I hope you feel better soon. At least it's not too long till the Easter hols and hopefully you can make up for it then x

  • Reply Jane Escapades February 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Sorry to hear you have all been ill. It always hits at half term doesn't it. I hope you feel better soon x

  • Reply Steph Martin February 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Sorry to hear you have bee ill, hope you feel better soon! Been the same here, only me kinda ok, rubbish when the kids are ill over half term 🙁 Feel better 🙂 x

  • Reply Spidermummy February 22, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Aww no rubbish, poor you 🙁 At least the kids are back to school like you say, and you can suffer in peace for a few hours! Sending love and lemsips xx

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