Friday, February 1, 2008
Moms can't take sick days
I've been dealing with sick kids all week, fighting it off myself and then BAM, I wake up this morning thinking I seriously would rather die than get out of bed and try to do what I needed to do. Have you ever been too sick to get out of bed? Aside from post labor and delivery, I can't ever remember being like this. My six year old made breakfast for herself and her siblings while I laid in bed crying and wanting my mommy. Pathetic, right? Sadie walked around with a poopy diaper for who knows how long till I could finally bribe her to climb up on my bed and then bribe her brother to bring me wipes and a diaper. Why can't we take sick days? This is one of those days I wouldn't have survived without other good moms. My neighbor took Kenzi to school for me and another friend picked her up and took her to her house all afternoon, all without me asking. They just called, not knowing I was sick, and asked if they could do that for me today. Sadie took a 3 hour nap and my sweet Will played in my bedroom for two hours so I could rest while Sadie did. My husband forgot something for work and came home to get it right as the kids were asking for lunch, so he fixed some for the kids so I didn't have to and then went back to work. All coincidence? I think not. I know the Lord knew I just needed some help today. Would I have preferred a sick day? Yes, but I'll take what I can get gratefully.