Sometimes Mommies Get Sick

The day began perfectly fine. 

There we were minding our own business. . .

Charlie was at school and Chanelle and I were making cookies. . .

Playing ball. . .

Beautifying our driveway. . .

 And then enjoying a lunch out with Gramps and Charlie. . .

When all of a sudden I felt it. . .

I was sick.

Not the sniffles kind of sick or the I’m feeling a bit tired kind of sick.  But the I-need-to-be-within-five-steps- of-the-bathroom-at-all-times kind of sick.  Ugh.

Thankfully, Chad was within an hour of returning home from work because I don’t know what I would have done, otherwise.  I’ll admit it, I put Charlie in front of the t.v. for that hour. . . I just had nothing to give.

My heart did a happy dance when I heard the garage door open.  Chad flew in with his cape (okay, maybe not really) and rescued me.  He fed the kids and did all other duties while I shut myself in our bedroom for the night. 

(I will never understand how single parents do it and if I were wearing a hat I would take it off to them in recognition of the extremely challenging job they have.)

I suppose that is what happens when you take care of two kids who have been sick over the last week. . . but seriously. . . doesn’t my body know I have little people depending on me?  Apparently, my body didn’t get the memo.  I laid in bed last night feeling as though I had been run over by one of those big roller machines that smooth out pavement when it’s being poured.  You know the ones I’m talking about? 

Okay, maybe I’m over-dramatizing. . . Just a bit. 

But its true. . . sometimes Mommies get sick and yesterday was my sick day.  And as the fog has lifted from my over-dramatized emotions of last night I see clearly that today is a brand new day. . .

And, I think I’m going to be okay. 

  • Charbelle - November 11, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    Glad you're feeling better!!! I hate that kind of sick, it's awful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trophy Life - November 11, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    oh, friend. i hope you are feeling better. you need to write a children's book called "Sometimes Mommies Get Sick". it'd be a hit.ReplyCancel

  • lisa - November 12, 2010 - 4:22 am

    oh you poor thing! I've been that sick twice since my babies were born- and it's just awful! So glad to hear that you're on the mend!ReplyCancel

  • Ky • - November 12, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Oy! I'm glad you're feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Written Permission - November 15, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    Ugh — I'm glad you're feeling better! Sick is no fun. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Hummel Family - June 7, 2011 - 12:13 am

    Mommies are NOT allowed to get sick! It. Is. The. Pits!!!! We are blessed with hubbies who can come home and take over when we are not 100%. Not every wife has that kind of a man. They are a gift!

    AND I AGREE– My hat goes off to all the single parents out there! May God give them some relief (maybe a loved one coming over to help out or take the kids out for a few hours). I am going to think HARD about who I can help out, someone who may not have any extra help day in and day out.

    Wow, I took this post and made it go a whole new direction. LOL! 🙂ReplyCancel

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