So I’m just beginning to get my blog off the ground when I get sick.
Have you ever seen the commercial on tv where the adult leans into a room sniffling and says, ” I think I am going to have to call in sick tomorrow.”, then the picture pans to the whole room and you are looking at a parent speaking to a child standing in a crib. I laugh every time I see this commercial because there is no time off for a single parent even when you are extremely sick. Somehow as parents we gather up some strength from deep down inside and make it through the day, knowing that a good nights rest will make it better tomorrow morning.
I try not to be crazy about illness, but because I suffer from immune defiency disorder, I tend to stay away from the sniffling coworkers during the day and I tell my daughter to try to stay away from sick friends. I do my best to convince her that no one in a sick situation needs a hug, but that rarely goes over well with her kind heart.
The only support system I have are a few friends that I would trust with my daughters life. If you have a friend that can help, this is the time to let them pick your child up from school if they volunteer to do so.
This is the night that all the important mommy duties will be performed, but all other duties will wait until another day. Do I get a demerit somewhere for this? It may be microwaved chicken nuggets and mac and cheese and we might go to bed a little earlier than normal, but no harm is done and my mommy duties such as dishes might wait until tomorrow.