It has been a long time since I have been sick. So long in fact, that I don’t remember the last time I was really sick. But thanks to Delylah, my always sick child, it is now my turn. I don’t just mean the sniffles. I mean head congestion, severe stuffiness and boughts of nausea. It’s funny the differences when mom is sick, to when the kids or husband is sick.
I make the kids and Travis tea with honey when they are sick and make sure they drink it. Do you know who makes me tea? I do. I make my own damn tea!
I make sure they drink plenty of water and stay hydrated because becoming dehydrated while sick is just the pits. Being a mom I’m super busy. I’m lucky if I remember where I put my damn cup let alone refill it or make sure to get some water in the first place.
I make a sick bed for the kids (when they are really sick, you’d think they were dying) and get them what they need. There is no time for a mom to have a sick bed, watch t.v or be sick at all! So the only rest I will be getting is when I finally go to bed at night.
I make sure everyone takes their vitamins and doubles up when they are sick. Does anyone say “Hey mom, take some vitamins because you’re sick.” No, they don’t. I get to remind myself, get them myself and hope I remember to take a second dose.
In the rare case that I do sit down to veg because I am just that sick it doesn’t last long. Someone needs something that they can’t get themselves knowing I don’t feel good. Heaven forbid I get to rest. Maybe I should ask them for things when they are resting in their sick beds pretending like they are dying!
“Mom can you get me some tissue?” Of course I can because I’m mom. But when I need tissue you would think I asked them to chop off their arm for me!
Today I woke up and the sickness hit me like a ton of bricks right in my face! I’m surprised it didn’t give me a black eye! Will I be crying about not feeling well? Will I say that I can’t do anything because I don’t feel well? Will meals not be made, the house not be cleaned, boxes not packed and school not be done? When you’re young, you take it for granted. Being able to actually BE sick. Now, I don’t have time for this shit! Parents have to keep on keeping on. Time does not stop.
Remember kids, being sick is all fun and games until you no longer live with your mom!
And parents, being sick is just your body’s way of saying you’re way too awesome and you need to slow down so everyone else can catch up!
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