I have food poisoning. Or as Nancy says, “there’s a stomach bug going around.” But I think I got it from eating unwashed prewashed carrots out of a bag.
Either way, when you are alone with an energetic 22 month old and vomiting bile every 5 minutes, it’s HARD!!!

Changing diapers, while horribly nauceous, is not something I recommend. Oh my God.

There was a lot of lying in bed with mama, watching Barney and playing on the ipad. And thankfully, he had a 3 hour nap (probably because he was extra tired from me waking him all night with my wretching.)

And then, my saviors, my sister and brother in law came over to play, so I could rest and so Spenser could have a somewhat interactive day.

It’s true that because I’m solo, this day was a challenge. But let’s not forget that many many moms and dads, with partners spend all alone with their children. Being Mom Solo was not at all to blame.

This kind of thing happens. It is miserable to be sick like this and even more horrible to not be able to play and take S to his gym class or to Trader Joes.

I still say being Mom Solo is just as doable as a two parent family.
Either way, it’s very nice to have some help.

Thank you, to my sister and brother in law!
Solo or not, we all need help sometimes.


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  1. madgesw says:

    Hope they took him out so they didn’t pick up germs in your home. Feel better.

  2. Without family and friends, us single moms would suffer greatly. Thank goodness for your family. Get well soon!

  3. Alana says:

    Hi there,
    I’ve had food poisoning before, so I can relate. To have it while having take care of another human being must be the hardest thing. How did you feel about asking for help from family? Did you feel guilty about it, or did it come intuitively? I have trouble asking for help since I’m always painting myself as supermom. Thoughts?

    • momsolo says:

      I only felt guilty because it ended up being a stomach flu and I gave it to my sister! But yes, it is so hard for me to ask for help! I have to talk myself through it by saying, “people want to help me. It’s not just a favor, it makes others feel good to do something for me.” I surround myself with loving people – who adore Spenser – I know they love to be with him. I guess that’s the way I look at it.

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