I had a migraine yesterday. Not just a migraine, but a knock me on my butt puking migraine. For migraine sufferers, you all know exactly what that is. For non migraine sufferers, think of it like the flu, but with your head hurting so badly that think as well. Normally, I suck it up and try to function. Yesterday, I knew I couldn't do it on my own. I called in the cavalry. My parents dropped everything and came to help. Husband shuffled things around to get home earlier than normal. I slept. I woke up functioning. Not great, but I'll taking functioning. After my dad and I took Monster to swim lessons (Sunshine stayed home with Nana), Husband got home and took care of the kids for dinner and bed while I rested. When the kids were sleeping, I came down and Husband made me dinner. I stayed up just long enough to get another round of medicine and then went back to sleep.
Today, I'm down to a dull ache. I rallied troops this morning though in case I had to go into battle again. And rally they did. I have awesome friends. Before even taking Monster to school I had 4 people asking if they could take my kids for me. You can't get better friends than that. Still have people on call in case I go from zero to puking again, but I've managed to make it this far today.
Point being though, it's amazing what doesn't get accomplished when Mommy is out of commission for less than 24 hours. My mom rocked and unloaded my dishwasher and washed lunch dishes. My dad was awesome and got yard work done. Husband was great and got dinner ready and then got the kids bathed and in bed. So it's not like no one did anything. And I am grateful everyone did so much! Still, there were wet clothes that I had put in the washing machine yesterday morning before being knocked on my butt. Dinner dishes were all sitting and waiting for me. Floors were messy. Bathroom was chaos. And I don't think Sunshine actually brushed her teeth at all yesterday. It's not like anyone knew I had clothes in the washing machine. My mom would have certainly put them in the dryer had she known. It's just funny because I don't always realize how much I do in a day until it's not done. I've got a lot to catch up on today and I'm still not 100%. Dishes are done. Clothes are in the dryer, and another is in the wash. Box of clothes for Sunshine which I was storing at my parents house and we picked up on Easter has been gone through and sorted into sizes. Sunshine got a hair cut and manicure! Homework has been completed. Calls have been returned. Bills have been paid. Pictures have been uploaded and edited. We have no food in the house, but can't do anything about that until after nap.
Funniest thing is that I find the most difficult part in all this that I don't have the energy or brain power to have a creative project for my children. It's not like they are lacking for activity, but I love having things for them to do. Guess Pineterest projects will just have to wait until this headache is fully gone.
**I would like to clarify. After re-reading this, it sounds like I'm not grateful for the help I had. I am. I could not have done it without help yesterday. The the most important thing when I'm sick is that the kids are being cared for, which they were. Everything else can wait.**