Nurse Mummy

By Alison November 23, 2010 11 Comments 1 Min Read

Hello Sweeties, I do hope you have had a lovely weekend. Finley has caught a throat virus that yesterday had more than 55 pupils off school and I am doing battle with a 39.6 degree temperature and a child who won’t take medicine at any cost. This has meant delirium and night terrors of the kind that last night had him accusing me of all manner of bad Mummy deeds, while declaring his name was Humphrey and insisting that there was a hole in his brain. Oh joy!
Today we are off to the Doctors so our terribly nice G.P can deliver a stern lecture on the perils of refusing a spoonful of Calpol. Perhaps it’s the way I’m serving the Calpol to him that’s making him not take it. If only he knew it was for his own good! Unfortunately, kids don’t register that the suspicious-looking liquid is going to make them feel better. It was quite comforting, yet shocking, that a 2019 study found many parents struggle to give calpol to their kids. It may seem a simple idea, but kids just won’t accept it up-front sometimes. I may have to start mixing capol into his food in a bid to get the medicine down him. If this doesn’t work, there’s plenty of tips on Best For Mums website on how to administer medicine. Thank God there’s websites out there like that! If the medicine finally works, I can run into the supermarket to grab a stack of magazines to see me through another hysterical night. Kids eh! Who’d have em??
I’ll be back soon Housekeepers.x


  1. phyllis says:

    Get well Humphrey! Time's a wastin'!

  2. Ali H. says:

    Poor Fin! Poor you! Get well soonest.

  3. Wendy says:

    Oh dear! How about some hot honey water? Hot water with a huge dollop of honey to soothe and to help keep warm. Add a shot of whisky to help sweat the temperature.
    Minus the water for you! (but only at bedtime!)

  4. Jenny says:

    Oh dear! I completely sympathize. The last week has seen 3 out of 5 of us with a stomach virus and everyone with colds and bad coughs. You should see my house – actually, you don't want to see my house! ;p
    I hope Finley is on the mend soon! Night terrors are just that, for both kids and parents. Keep well, enjoy your stack of magazines, and hopefully get some sleep tonight.

  5. Gill says:

    Night terrors are exactly that, poor both of you. I have often found that a spoonful of icecream immediately before the spoonful of medicine will numb the tastebuds ( as well as being a teensy bit of a bribe…) and a second spoonful afterwards continues the numbing effect and acts as a reward. I know you have to be careful with Finns foods so perhaps an icecream substitute lives in your freezer 🙂 And icecream is excellent for sore throats too 😉 Gill.

  6. Melissa says:

    I hope he gets better soon!!!

  7. Cynthia says:

    Poor little guy. Nothing worse than have a sick little one, especially at night. Hope you and he both have a better night tonight and that he is fully recovered very soon!

  8. Sasha says:

    Aaah, get well soon Finley. And chin up Mummy! xxx

  9. Katherine says:

    I hope he feels better soon!! (And that you don't lose too much sleep!) 🙂

  10. Betty G says:

    Poor Finley! Poor you! Is he a fan of the Humphrey the hamster books? Because I write them … and I'm a fan of yours from the U.S.

  11. Gena says:

    Ahh poor little soul! its that time of year sadly,all kinds of horrors lurking about,hope he gets well soon and hope you manage to get some rest xx

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