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Friday, January 29, 2010

on being sick as a mother ...

Last night I started having a sore throat and splitting headache ... I even went to bed at 10:30pm ... I haven't gone to bed that early in many moons! All thru the night I was hot and then cold and sweaty and then freezing ... I woke up this morning at 7:15 and felt like I had been hit by a truck. I took a shower, and some tylenol and went about my day.

Mom's shouldn't be able to get sick! It's not like I am able to call in and say, "I'm sorry you're going to have to get yourself to school today - I'm taking a sick day..." I can't say, "I'm not feeling well so you're going to have to make your own lunch ... " "My throat is killing me, so if you need anything, I'll be in bed!"

That kind of nonsense would NEVER fly! So I did my thing ... I helped Andy drop off my van at the shop ... came back and went to Yoga (I have it easy today - Andy was able to take the boys with him!!) and came home to do laundry and clean up my room!

All in all I'm not doing too terribly awful - I'm still planning to go out to dinner and a movie with my girlfriends - shoot, like a little ol' sore thoat and achy body is going to stop that!!

But I still think that there should be a law written and an antibiotic made because the world really does come to a screeching halt when mom's sick!


Amanda said...

I am SO sorry you're sick! I was sick at the beginning of the week and know how awful it can be. I hope you feel better soon!

Colleen said...

I feel for you, and agree. How do we get the "Moms Can't Get Sick" law passed? Feel better soon!

The Ahlstrom Family said...

Oh no! I hope you are feeling better! We really should have a contingency plan for when we are down for the count. I guess there just isn't a replacement for good old mom! :) UGH!