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The Friday Rant Club – can we stop all the winter sniffles?



Nearly didn’t post at all today – am just so incredibly, bone achingly tired.


Thanks to a selection of sick bugs and sniffles sleep has been in short order Chez Muddling for the last 10 days.


If it isn’t one, it’s the other.
Even if one if ok, invariably the other one will wake them up.
I’m done – I need 24 hours alone in bed catching up on lost sleep.  In a bed without small children.  Or probably my husband.


I love them dearly, I know that we are doing the right thing not leaving them when they are poorly but oh dear me has it been hard work.


Can someone please send over the Sand Man or some knock out drops (not sure if those are for me or the girls).  I can’t take much more of this.


Why oh why does autumn have to mean cold after cold after sick bug after sick bug?  It’s not fair.  Not only are we getting used to the dark evenings but then these bugs kick in and make sure that the children aren’t well and so not sleeping properly.  And then we get tired and once we get tired we are more likely to come down with the bugs that our little biological weapons are walking around with.

And then there’s the perpetual nose wiping.  Or even better the endless snot stains if yours do what mine do and wipe their noses on you.  I have snot stains on my trousers thanks to Littler’s new idea of walking up and wiping her nose on your thigh…


So can someone step in and get rid of all these bugs.  Yes I know in the long term they’ll benefit from the bugs but please I need some sleep.

Down with winter sniffles!


The Friday Rant Club is a chance to get those niggles, those irritants, those things that make you want to throw a toddler-stylee tantrum off your chest before the weekend.

Go on, let it all out and if you feel like it there’s a rather nice little button over there on the right to show you that you like a bit of a rant

I’m looking for some guest ranters – if you’d like to get something off your chest send me an email or mention it to me on Twitter. Any subject, just has to be something that has really got your goat

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4 comments to The Friday Rant Club – can we stop all the winter sniffles?

  • Foodie_Ma

    I can totally empathise. We’ve had a whole year of horrible bugs. On top of all the grottiness, there’s also the trying to sort out work arrangements in between looking after sick little ones. Hope the bugs clear up soon and you get better sleep

  • Can sympathise too. Although somehow as we try to not take our children into our beds we have ended up with my husband in the 3 year old’s toddler bed and me actually getting in our little one’s cot the other night. Senseless fools we are! Yes it’s an endless round of snot and temperatures. Been through 3/4 bottle Calpol in 1 week. Why haven’t humans evolved enough to combat a common cold?!

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