Friday, April 4, 2008

Sick Day

I know that no one likes to be sick, I know it is not enjoyable for everyone. But the other day, Tuesday to be exact I became quite convinced that Mothers should not be able to get sick. I became very envious of my husband that day and actually thought about switching him rolls. I have always wanted to stay home with my children but the idea of calling in a sick day and then coming home to sleep sounded very appealing. Even going to work and doing a lazy, crappy job sounded better than having children fussing and demanding my full attention all day. Because the day I am sick William woke up from his nap and cried for an hour and would not come down stairs (I have no idea why either) , went pee in his pants, dropped a full cup of yogurt on the carpet and himself, and Gracie wanted me to hold her every second.
Russ got out of class around noon and called me to tell me he needed to study and then go donate plasma. I seriously started crying and decided that (because I felt the same way I do when I am pregnant) that he could- okay, must was actually what I was thinking- get a vasectomy the next day. I also wanted to yell into the phone, "FINE, NEXT TIME YOU ARE SICK I AM GOING TO "NEED" TO DO SOMETHING AND LEAVE THE KIDS WITH YOU ALL DAY." But I didn't because I knew he would have come home if he could have and when he did get home we were all still alive.
I just think that with all the other changes that happen to your body during pregnancy and child birth, there should be something to trigger the never-get-sick-again gene. I know this wouldn't work for adoptive mothers, but we could all just help them out because none of us would ever get sick again! I know I am living in a dream world, but I really like my dream world.


  1. Oh my, do I ever know what you mean. I hate to say but we probably have at least 2 days a weeks like this, and that's when no one is sick. I wish we lived close to each other so we could help each other out on days like this. Maybe someday!

  2. I hear ya too!! We went through that last week as well. I chose the wrong week to get my wisdom teeth taken out- if I had only known both kids were going to wake up sick the NEXT day, I would have rescheduled for sure!!

  3. I agree on the mothers should not have to get sick. I have not been sick since I had Rustin and it's not fun. It was so good to hear from you. It's fun to see where everyone is and what they are up to. Keep in touch.

  4. Oh man. Maybe we should invent a service for sick mums. - "Call in sick & we'll come pick up YOUR kids!"
    Gosh, that could really work! Sorry you were sick!

  5. So dang true. I have thought this very same thought a million times. Thank goodness i don't sick that often! Honestly I think about those moms out there that really are sick alot and i think okay I couldn't do it!



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