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Sunday, January 02, 2011

No Sick Day For Mom

Greetings workshop
            As I mentioned in another post my Daughter got sick on Christmas night. High fever, chills, aches you name it. The next day she still had the cough but felt 100% better. A day after that she was her normal healthy self. She has a great immune system God Bless her. I, on the other hand feel like crapity crap crap. I have what she had but it's lasted for much longer. I am amazed at her ability to bounce back quickly. And I am also amazed at how my bug has beat me to a pulp. I walk around with a fever, aches and a hacking cough and let me tell you it is not pretty. When I have a  coughing fit it lasts FOREVER. No lady-like ahem ahem here. My face gets contorted , I can't catch my breath and I make sounds that I can only liken to a dying seal. Everything hurts and yet I have to trudge along. I mean Moms don't get sick right?...it's not allowed.

           It starts at the hospital where we give birth. We push out a human being through a place that we think could not possibly fit a baby or worst they cut us open and demand that we walk around hours after giving birth. I am convinced If men gave birth they would be in hospital for a month with daily massages, Sports Center in HD and round the clock nanny and personal chef. Yes,  have spent the day resentful of my husband. All I wanted was for someone to make me some tea. Just put a stinking tea bag in some hot water and voila. Did I ask for one? NOOO! He should just KNOW that is what I need. That would have made me feel better. Everyone wants to feel taken cared of when we're sick right? I mean we are moms...when we are cut do we not bleed? When we're sad do we not cry? When we are hacking like seals do we not need a little nurturing too?  But, moms are not supposed to be sick. I know my mom waited until her kids were grown to do all that illness stuff. Just when I had lost all faith in my family.....after a particularly bad coughing fit my son asked "Mom... are you OK?" I said yes. There, was that so hard people? A little empathy is all I ask. I spent the next ten minutes making tea, then starting dinner and giving my husband dirty looks when he wasn't looking. I looked at the "MOM Handbook" that was given to me at the hospital and good golly there it is.....Now that you are a mom you will not get sick until your children are 21 years of age.....well that's it I broke the rule. And as a mom I do not like to break the rules....I guess I'm not sick after all....cough cough hack hack cough ahchooooo wheeze uuuugh.

2 comments:

  1. hope you feel better soon big hugs and here's your hot tea c[*]

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  2. Thanks! That is so cute! I have to remember that one.

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