Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sick Day

Being sick as a stay-at-home mom is a pretty rotten deal. Not only do you not get to call in sick, but the job you still have to do is one that requires a great deal of patience, energy, and compassion--YOU have to actually take care of others! While sick! When what you really need is to be taken care of yourself! It's not like you can sort of sit at some desk somewhere trying to look busy while you suck throat lozenges and sip your fifth cup of tea.

However, the one good thing about being a sick stay-at-home mom is that during the babies' naps, when you usually do things like switch the laundry, sweep the floors, do the dishes, and start dinner, you can instead lie on the couch and surf the cable channels, GUILT-FREE. Because you're SICK.

1 comment:

Elise said...

I am so with you on the parenting while sick thing. It SUUUUUCKS. But I gotta say, I personally don't feel guilty for saying "screw the housework; I'm watching Jeopardy" even when I'm NOT sick. Because, you know, we don't get coffee breaks or lunches out, right?

Hope you feel better soon! Like, by Friday!