Monday, November 15, 2010

Mamas should get sick days

Last night at around 6 PM, I was hit with a cold like a ton of bricks. I immediately felt exhausted, it started to hurt when I swallowed, my head was pounding and my nose stuffed up in a minute. I ran for the medicine cabinet and took the last of the Tylenol Sinus/Cold that we had and prayed that it would kick in soon. I told my husband how I was feeling, and he said what he usually says, "think it away." This seems to work for him practically every time he has a not so much. I am a total baby when I get sick, and this time is like every other.

But the problem is that I don't so much have a boss to call in sick to, or someone to tag in to help me. My husband left today for New York City for the next 3 days, I don't have any family in the state, let alone this part of the US, and my friends all have work or their own children to attend to. I just recently lined up a babysitter for date nights, but I am not sick enough to pull the trigger on that just yet.

The last thing you want to do when you can't breathe out your nose, and your sinuses are causing your head to throb, is play with an infant - who by the way is on a screaming for the fun of it kick. Don't get me wrong, I usually love play time, but Mama can only build so many houses (just to have them knocked down of course), stack so many cups (see previous), listen to the many beeps and yelps and tweaks and blips that all those annoying toys make, before she wants to scream.

The point of this whiny post is just to say that I think all Mamas should get sick days. We work hard, if not harder, than most working people out there. Who would give us these sick days? I have no clue...our husbands or partners? Our own mothers? Babysitters? Whomever - we should just be able to cash them in when we see fit. A Mama can dream!!

Off to take more meds and shoot some more Afrin up my nose!

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more! I hope you feel better!