I had hoped to write a Christmas recap and to share some great photos from our holidays by now. But frankly I don't have the energy! We've all had a very bad cold (possibly the flu) since the day after Christmas. Kirk, Vivian and I have all been dealing with chills, fever, snotty noses, coughs and more! It has been miserable!
One thing that you don't realize (or I didn't, anyway) as you enter parenthood is that you NEVER get a sick day again! Ever!
You don't want your child or children to be sick but it's even worse if you feel awful as well. Because when moms feel crappy, they still must keep going!
Even though I have 100 degree fever and diarrhea and feel as if I've been run over by a truck, I still somehow have to manage the following:
- wiping the butt of my three year old multiple times per day
- doing some laundry once I realize I'm all out of towels
- giving myself and my child a bath because I've been sweating out fevers and also have a little bit of puke in my hair
- placing the dog outside to pee and poo at least three times a day
- intaking liquids so that means mustering up all the strength I have just to open up that bottle of Gator-ade
- brushing my teeth because my mouth is a disgusting cess pool of germs
- washing the sheets because the sweat stains on them just don't make sleeping comfortable anymore
- forcing ourselves to eat a few bites of something every few hours, even though we have no appetite and no taste buds either
- walking around the house searching for tissue, because we keep moving it to wherever we change lounging around positions
- and finally, hoping that my eyes don't cross and my brain doesn't rot from doing nothing but watching endless hours of television and movies since I have the strength for nothing else!
Kudos to all you parents out there who never get a sick day! Special awards go to those of you with several kids. I know a few of you have four kids and more. I don't know how you do it! I wish I could give you a sick day off!
So, Happy New Year! Let's Hope It's Mucus Free!
Hopefully when I return, I'll be healthier and more creative with thoughts.