Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sick, Sick, Sick

I hate being sick. I hated being sick prior to having kids and I now hate it more since having kids. All of you out there without young children .....enjoy your days of calling in sick, throwing the covers over your head and sleeping it off. The days when being sick was annoying but.........well lets be honest, a day in bed watching movies even when your head is pounding isn't all that bad. Those days when you are kind of sick but you stay home anyway and get a free day to just lay in bed.....ahhhh. But once there are kids involved there are no more free sick days. The kids still get up in the morning and need you, and most of the time they are sick too. This week I felt awful along with the rest of my family but the prospect of staying home with the kids on Monday and Wednesday was harder to swallow than going to work so I sat at my desk with a pounding headache blowing my nose and got through the day (sorry work friends, hope you didn't catch anything :)

Today, I got to spend my morning hauling two kids to a doctor appointment for me where I was told I had a sinus infection (you think? Here is $200 for you to tell me what I already knew) and then to an appointment for Johnny for them to tell me there was nothing wrong with him (are you sure??? why does he cry all the time??? he is a baby??? What???). The kids were actually better than expected with the help of an entire bag of jelly beans that Emma carried around and asked if she was good enough to have another one (reward not bribe right?).

It is during these times that I hate living so far away from family. This is what grandma's are for. Well they are for a lot of things but this is the perk that mom's that live near family have. Never having to haul your kids to your own doctors appointment.

I am already feeling much better and I am sure tomorrow will be a better day but for today I will say it again....I HATE BEING SICK!!!

7 comments:

Jenny said...

you're right, that's what grandmas are for... i don't like to think about the fact that we could be moving so far away from my mom! how do you do it?!

JonesEthiopia said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. I agree-- having small children and being sick is just miserable!

Brandy said...

Get well soon!

Lindsey said...

I feel for you Sarah! I would rather have Meemaw take care of the kids when I'm sick rather than PBS and Disney. Hope you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Sarah I am so sorry you are all feeling under the weather...I wish I was there to take care of the kiddo's and bring you chicken soup. Love you!! Meemaw

Lindy said...

I'm so sorry! Yuck. I hate it too, but I used to LOVE free movie days in bed. When you're miserable, but you don't have to cook for anyone else. When you can't sleep at 2 a.m. because you can't breathe so you just get up, knowing that you can go back to bed at 7 a.m. if needed...Gone, gone, gone...

I think working husbands need to be given twice as many sick days so that when their wives are sick, they can stay home and take care of the kids!! It's just common decency!

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