Monday, February 20, 2012
Mom Has a Sick Day
My husband had to leave town yesterday for work. Normally, I get the laundry done, keep the kids out of his way, and get everything ready so he can just walk out the door. Yesterday, it was all on him. He had to tend to his own laundry, his own meals, and even tended to the kids who were sick. All while I laid in the bed, sleeping when I could, and feeling terribly guilty. But it worked out.
Sometimes, a mom has to take care of herself. If she is so sick she can't get out of the bed, how can she take care of everyone else? Thank goodness I had my husband home half of the day yesterday, and then my mom came by with supplies yesterday and today. I would not make it without them. But I no longer feel guilty about staying in bed, about being sick. We cannot help when a sickness hits us. But we can choose whether or not to take care of ourself when it does. My body has a tendency to get dehydrated very easily, so most importantly to me was to try to drink a little and stop the sickness. I really needed to just take a pill and go to sleep...so that's what I did.
Maybe tomorrow will be the day I can finally get out of this bed...