Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sick Day

The sick bug has struck our house for the past few weeks. Son has had a "pink eye" that won't heal, two ear infections and 3 trips to the doctor. Daughter has had two trips to the doctor for a nasty cough and an ear infection. I ended up at the doctor after stomach cramps for two days and then fever. Diagnosis was a stomach ulcer. But I had a feeling it was something else...five days later after pretending I felt okay(and infecting the world) the nurse called. The four tubes of blood she took came back and said I HAD THE FLU. Too late for flu meds, too late to protect my precious children and husband, too late to get sympathy. But my body decided it could not pretend I was not sick any more...so I got my subs and I really had a good ole sick day today.
I did shower which is a highlight to most mommies that stay at home. I could not send daughter to school because she was still screaming with an ear. And guess what? I LOVED MY SICK DAY. I took 2 naps! For those that know me, know this never happens. I slept straight up on the couch while daughter rotted her brain with NOGGIN. I then took another 20 minute nap with her sleeping on me. I can not tell you how good it felt to be a stay at home mommy again. Not that naps are apart of stay at home mommy life...I know they were few and far between. But it was a day where all I did was play with my child. No housework. No cooking. No phone. Just coloring, holding, baby dolls and being at home. My life sometimes is too busy to enjoy just being mommy. I like just being mommy. It is when I have to be maid, wife, friend, sister, daughter, child care worker, volunteer of the year, taxi cab driver, teacher and caretaker that I get a little overwhelmed. And when I dream at night, I get to be just me.


Karen said...

I'm so glad you got a chance to catch up on some good ole R&R today, even though you didn't feel good. Hope you feel better soon!

Erica said...

Hope you feel better!!!!

Tricia said...

I love this post Marsha! Sometimes all the hats we wear get to be a bit overwhelming... it is wonderful when we can take some off and just be mommy for a day!

I pray you and yours are feeling better soon!