Happy New Year! Today is the first day of the new school year for Malaysian children. Luckily, we didn't have much trouble getting Caitlin up this morning. Last week we tried getting her to bed earlier (she had been going to bed very late since the school holidays started six weeks ago). Then we tried getting her up half and hour earlier each day to target the 6am school-day waking time. Unfortunately we only managed to get up around 7am or 7.30am these past few days and I was worried if we could actually get up at 6am without much fuss.
Also on New Year's day, she woke with a fever, followed by vomiting after breakfast. We managed the fever with paracetamol and gave her light food. She kept her lunch down but at tea time, after a snack, she threw up again. Her fever was under control so we decided to still wait and see. Thankfully, by the next morning, she was better. However, it was my turn by late evening on new year's day to feel ill with almost the same symptoms - no fever but headache, body aches and lots of wind in the tummy. I wonder if we caught some stomach bug.... Rested all day on 2nd January and took it easy, lazed about, grumbled, nagged (my way of therapy but the people around me suffer as usual) and am better today, despite averaging five hours sleep the past few nights. Must be some kind of insomniac stomach bug because I had difficulty going to sleep!
So with the kid back at school again, I guess life goes back to the usual rhythm once more. Blogging and writing to catch up on, bills and household stuff to settle (When will these ever end? Never!), cooking, child minding, chauffering and all the busy-ness in between. Juggling act? Balancing act? Headless chicken or cool cat?