Friday, March 20, 2009

a week in the life~

Today we are on day 7 of a sick child at home. Some days, like today, I was even blessed enough to have 2 kids home sick. OH JOY! ~it is really hard to convey sarcasm in the blogging world-I hope you picked up on it.

I felt bad when I started to consider how lucky the first child was and how unfortunate it is to be the 3rd sick child in 7 days...

  • Day one- lovingly dote, cook soup and take temperature frequently
  • Day two- still dote, still frequent temperature verification
  • Day three- less frequent temperature...apparently she has a fever that lasts 100 years. Motrin has become my BFF.
  • Day four- come on, you will be ok for 1 hour, I really need to go to the store. I will buy you popsicles...I promise.Here have a little Motrin before we go.
  • Day five- what have I done to deserve this?
  • Day six- looking good. I think you can go back to school tomorrow. Mom is smiling on the inside and outside. Wait is that the phone ringing? "Yes, hello school nurse. What I need to come get oldest child, fever you say? You are joking. Really? CRAP!" Ok, maybe I did not actually say CRAP to the school nurse-- if I do not embellish a little that part is really b-o-r-i-n-g!
  • Day seven-walking out the door for the bus with 2 of the 3 kids. Suddenly with door open young son says, "can you take my temperature?" You guessed it! Did I just start the cycle again? I again would like to ask "what did I do to deserve this?" I believe in karma and for some reason mine is damaged! Today these sick kids seem a little better then 1st sick child was. Maybe that is why when one of them put their feet on the french doors she actually had to wash the window afterward. Does that make me the meanest Mom on the face of the earth? Well technically it was her Dad that made her wash the window...but I did not object.
Yep, it really pays to be the early bird and get sick before Mom becomes a walking zombie. The perks are better and Mom is definitely nicer!

Now that I am getting a sore throat, who is going to take my temperature? Why did I ever teach those kids to share?

Gotta run, I need to go take some temperatures and find my bottle of Motrin...for them. I need something stronger for myself!


Evil Twin's Wife said...

Didn't you get the memo? Moms don't get sick or vacation days. Sorry your little ones have had the creeping crud - get well vibes headed your way!

JAN' PLACE said...

Poor mommy..I totally understand.. been there, done that,got the tee shirt! Oh, yah, you knew that...

Love, Mom.. really I feel your pain!

arukind said...

UGH, I feel for you!