Thursday, December 9, 2010

*cough, cough* Can I Have a Sick Day, Please? No? I didn't think so.

So, I haven't been sick since March of 2006. Now, 8 days after I cancel my health insurance, I get sick. Duh.

Luckily, this time, I don't have a fever. Just a severe sore throat, nausea, and a runny nose with drainage down my throat. I started feeling bad yesterday morning and it just got worse throughout the day. By bedtime, my throat hurt so bad I couldn't even swallow liquids.

I couldn't sleep last night, plus I had to get up at 4:45 am to feed my son. Then, at 6:15 am, I felt an unnerving presence, like someone was staring at me as I laid in bed trying to sleep. I slowly opened my eyes and saw my 2 yr old standing next to my side of the bed, staring at me. 6:15? Really? He couldn't sleep for just a little bit longer?

I asked my husband to get up with him since I am sick and he did. However, he promptly fell asleep on the den couch, which sent my 2 yr old son right back into our bedroom to get me up. Then, my newborn started crying in his room, so at 7:30 am, I just got out of bed. So much for sleep.

I began to make my son's breakfast and my husband's lunch, then realized that my husband forgot to go to the grocery store last night. So, at 8:30 am, I took my baggy, bloodshot eyes and unbrushed teeth to the store so I could come home and make a dessert and an appetizer for my girl's night out Christmas party tonight, which I wouldn't miss even if my leg got cut off - I'm not missing my once a month opportunity to be kid-free - and then make bbq chicken for my husband for dinner since he won't eat anything but cereal if I don't make the food for him.

Now, it is 10:24 am. I feel terrible, I am nauseated, and it seems like it is about 8 pm already. As grateful as I am for my blessed life, I sure would like some quiet time and sleep so my body can heal itself.

Can I have a sick day today, please? No? Okay. I didn't think so. Yes, I will make you some chocolate milk. And yes, I will pack your lunch. Please don't pull my hair. Yes, I will sit here and play Star Wars with you. And yes, we can turn on iCarly. And yes, I will clean off the dining room table. And yes, I will wash some of your boxers. Yes, I will change your diaper. And yours too. And yes, I will hold you. And yes, ...


  1. Enjoy your child-free evening, and feel better!

  2. I hope you feel better soon! Moms never get a day off. I get so ticked when I am sick and the dishes pile up or the laundry...UGH!!! It's like we are punished for being sick. lol.

  3. I hope you are feeling better! Let's face it-moms can never be sick, and I realized this a long time ago...

  4. oh you poor thing!!! Feel better!!!

    ...oh, and can you make me sandwich?


  5. That is some really bad luck that 8 days after you cancel you get sick. So sorry! Hope you are already better.


    Shellac Nails
    Glitzy Gals Club Manager

  6. Arggg....feel better soon. Nothing worse then being sick with little ones at home.

  7. Sometimes it really sucks to be on duty 24/7.. I hope you feel better soon. I had a cough recently that lasted 3 almost 4 months and I still have not gotten my complete voice back yet.. it's a crazy time for colds/flus..

    Merry Christmas to you!
    I've Become My Mother

  8. Awwwwww....what a day. You know that was and still is one of the hardest things about adjusting to motherhood for me. Realizing that I never get a day off. Not ever. Of course I love my kiddos to death and I totally enjoy all our time together, but it really sucks when you are sick or just extremely tired to never get a real break. No sick days for mommies. Nope. Not at all.

    HOpe you feel much better soon!


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