When mom needs a sick day

Posted 04-24-2012 at 10:35 AM by whitneywalters

I am sure any stay at home mom can relate to the fact that moms do not get sick days. I recently had a nasty head cold and all I wanted to do was sleep, that did not happen.

My head was throbbing, my eyes were watering and I was blowing my nose every other minute but that did not make my four children need me any less. So I bought some severe cold medicine, ate lots of chicken noodle soup, drank lots of tea and suffered through it.
I knew that I was not going to be up to our normal busy days so I decided it was okay to break all the normal house rules. We watched way more television then I ever allow in one day,  lounged on the couch reading books, playing puzzles or playing quiet games. I let my son play video games longer then I ever had before. Meals were simple and fast to make, breakfast was cold cereal or poptarts and lunch was sandwiches and fruit. We even spent all day in our pajamas which pretty much never happens. Minimal house work got done and laundry simply waited.

When Chris got home from work he took over with the kids and with dinner. My husband is not a good cook, his cooking abilities are lacking to put it nicely so dinner was nothing fancy but everyone was fed and taken care of, really that was all I cared about at that point in time. If I was not sleeping while he was home, I was on the couch, under blankets, sipping hot tea and watching netflix.
My family is pretty lucky that mom does not get sick very often. It took a couple days of catching up to get back into my normal routine.

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