We all have heard that Mom’s heart is full of love and moms can’t see their kids in pain. But frankly speaking I was not able to relate to this untill I became mom. I have seen my mom being tense when I am not well and I used to say that mom its fine, I will be ok. But now I understand that this is something you can’t control. A sick baby = A Sad mom. No matter how much precautions we take in advance, kids do fall ill. Even if they just have little cold, we try to do every possible thing to make them feel better. Last week Jianna was not well and as always I did few things which I think all the moms do when their kid is sick.
We Google Their Symptoms: Using Google for almost everything is a habit these days. Not only tech savvy moms, but any mom with internet access tries to gather information from unknown people on the web. And we don’t stop with just one link, we keep on clicking further n further till the time we feel satisfied enough that yes we know what happened to our kidReading about other moms, how they helped their kid and what precautions they took makes us feel like we are getting clarity about the symptoms and illness. But when we read all those negative stuff we finally realize why the hell we opened Google at the first place.
We Start Thinking What Went Wrong: God has given detective skills to all the moms in world. That’s why we want to reach out to the actual reason of everything related to our kids. Don’t we start thinking what actually caused the sicknessLast week Jianna has some rashes on her face and I started thinking about what could be the reason for it. I blamed her new toothpaste (courtesy Google), her face cream and myself too. I literally thought why I don’t wash her face before sleeping. She could have dust on her face and that might have caused the rashes .We are always ready to take the blame if nothing else comes to our mind.
We are little lenient: Moms are fine with more screen time for their kiddos. It’s ok if they are not eating well or spilling milk. After all they are sick and we want them to feel better. So little leniency comes by default.
We Go To Pediatrician, just to be safe: Jianna is 13 months old and whenever she falls ill, I have this unstoppable urge of calling her pediatrician and discussing everything. After talking to pediatrician I always have doubts in mind that I was able to explain everything to them or not? If I missed something? So why don’t we go to the pediatrician to be on safe side. Even though they are going to say same things they told over phone but its way more satisfactory to let them see your kid personally.
We Hate Clean And Silent House: When Kids are sick, they don’t have the energy to move around the whole house or throwing things here and there. They may want to do it but their body doesn’t allow it. I hate that silence and cleanliness all around.
We Become More Cranky Than Kids: This may sound weird but when my baby is ill I become crankier than her. I feel helpless and I want some magic wand that can make my baby fit and fine in a moment. I feel like doing something that bring smile to my baby’s face.But when they are not well, they are not well. It’s simple and we can’t take it which makes us more cranky than our kids.
We Don’t Mind Sleeping Less or No Sleep At All: When your baby is sick they don’t sleep well which results in moms not sleeping well or not sleeping at all. But it’s fine with us. We can sacrifice sleeping if that can make our baby a little better.
While we are struggling with so many thoughts, one morning comes and kids are perfectly healthy. We already know that it’s a 3-4 day struggle and kids will be better after that time but those 3-4 days are tough to live.
Do you feel the same when your kid falls ill? Does Google, not sleeping well, becoming more cranky are a part of your behavior too when your baby is not well? Or it’s just me 🙂 Leave a comment and I would love to read what you do to deal with your baby’s illness. If you enjoyed reading it, subscribe to Jinscribe and never miss new content.