Well, the one who has come back in after having a cold, that is.
And not just any cold, mind you. It’s winter down here in Oz and from day one I came down with what I think was the flu. But I worked through it for two weeks, forcing myself in to work due to tight deadlines.
It hung around for about 4 weeks. And then just as I was getting better my daughter and I came down with gastro. And I kid you not, it hit us both at exactly the same time – 2am on a Tuesday morning. She came into our room at about 1am saying she had a sore tummy. We sent her back to bed. I had been struggling with a bit of a gurgling tummy at the same time.
Then at 2am she yelled out and when I raced in to see her, she had thrown up all over herself, her bed and her bedside table. I managed to get her to the bathroom sink to throw up some more, then changed her out off her dirty clothes before it hit me too. I had to send her to get her Daddy while I continued to throw up – for a few hours.
All the while, I have been struggling to get a grip on my extra studies. It’s exhausting, but I’m doing OK. But it’s taking a massive toll on my energy levels and my marriage.
I have not been a good wife.
Once the kids are fed and in bed, I’ve been jumping jump on the computer or reading my textbooks. My husband goes to bed first and I follow. And then all I can do is have a hot shower and collapse into bed.
See? I’m a bad wife, right?
Last night I thought I’d make a huge effort. I had a hot shower as usual, but this time I shaved my legs, put on some body lotion and went into bed. I was so cold that I told myself that once I thaw out, I’m going to make the move and seduce my husband. And wouldn’t he be happily surprised!
The next thing I knew it was 1.30am and something was tapping me on my shoulder.
I opened my eyes and found myself looking in to my four-year-old son’s face. I screamed out a mighty yelp and my husband did the same. Once I recovered I put my son to bed and then realised that I must have fallen straight to sleep the minute my head hit the pillow. I did actually think “Oooh, I should be daring and make my move now!” But the lure of sleep was too strong.
What a seductress I am!