tension, tension and some more tension

27 Mar

What I need is patience, patience and a LOT MORE patience.

The situation is like this:

The kids are still sick (I kind of regret the thought I had two weeks ago that this winter has been easy on us in terms of sickness). Yiannis has been sick and OFF SCHOOL (the latter being the hardest) for the last two weeks, Iliana followed a week later. N. felt off a couple of days ago and guess who got the fucking flu now??? YEAP, you guessed it. No wonder.

They still haven’t found what the hell is wrong with my mom (she got admitted to the hospital a week ago). In the meantime she feels like shit, is horribly bored and needs to feel pampered and well taken care of.  After all she has done for us the least we can do is take care of her.

As I returned yesterday from yet another day spent in the hospital (my mother in law has spent more time with the kids during this last week than she has in the last 6 months-bless her), I was hallucinating due to sleep deprivation thinking of Michael Keaton in this movie he did ages ago, Multiplicity. It’s a comedy about a man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do and is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated.


Between you and me the movie is pretty lame, but the idea of being able to duplicate myself seems very appealing to me at the moment.  That is the magic power I would choose to have right now.  No, I am not full of myself but for the purpose of keeping it together I would love to be able to have 5 versions of T at the moment.

One for the kids, one for N., one for my mom, one for the housework & one for my sister, who is attending to her 3 kids, taking care of our dad & pampering our sick 91-year-old Omi (oh yes, I forgot to mention, that she got the evil flu my kids seem overzealous to spread around) and is not far away from a nervous breakdown herself.

Thank you all for your very sweet thoughts, prayers and kind words. Thank you for all the great ideas to let some steam off (even if it means creating a calmer yet FATTER version of myself).

Until next time



11 Responses to “tension, tension and some more tension”

  1. sakuraandme March 27, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Hahaha! Ain’t life grand. The flu sucks big time and I hope it doesn’t linger too long for you. My thought are with all 5 of you! lol hugs Paula xxxx

  2. expatsincebirth March 27, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Why does this always happen: when you think it can’t get worse, it does… I feel with you. You definitely need a break from…all (?) I thought the same thing about the film Multiplicity; it’s lame, yes, but yet the delegating thing is great! – Ich wünsch dir, dass du dich so richtig gehen lassen kannst und dich erst mal selber erholen kannst! In allererster Linie müssen wir auch in solchen unglaublich anstrengenden Situationen an uns selber denken. Denn wenn es uns nicht gut geht, können wir niemandem helfen. Big hugs xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu March 27, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      ich versuche an mich selbst zu denken, habe aber leider keine Zeit dafür 😉 Du hast aber recht, es stimmt schon. Ich hatte mal irgendwann in einem Buch über Eltern das folgende gelesen und finde es auch spot on. ‘When mom is not happy, no one is happy” Stimmt???

  3. DoRo March 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Hang in there, Tatu!! Better days are always just around the corner. Gute Besserung an Euch alle!

  4. ramblingsfromamum March 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    It ‘normally’ happens in three’s but you have upped the anti it seems. Soon all we be right in your world once more or sehr gut, hugs and thoughts for your mum and all your family. xxxx

    • wonderlandbytatu March 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

      thank you MM. I am still waiting on a sign (that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel). Breathing slowly, taking one step at a time. Hope you are doing ok xxx

  5. memyselfandkids.com March 28, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Sounds rough. I agree with you – not a great movie. However, I get the idea. Here’s hoping things calm down soon. Say uncle!

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