Avoiding Crisis

sick and tired…and tired…and…

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well, really freakin’ tired.

On Thursday my daughter woke up at 3:30 in the morning with a fever. Not a crazy high fever, but enough to make her body feel like a furnace (and I know this because she had first woken up around 2:30 AM and begged me to stay with her until she fell back to sleep. And me, being me, and being lazy and being very tired, decided it was just easier to fall asleep with her in her bed.)

She stayed home from school and aside from the 60 minutes I spent at the gym, I spent the entire day with her making sure she was okay and entertained. ‘Cause, that’s what mothers do, right?

So yesterday I felt a little crappy. I woke up with a sore throat and a general sense of malaise. And then today, again the same thing. I guess I’m just fighting off whatever virus caused my daughter to have a fever and my son to have a bout of explosive liquid poop. Yup. Things have been fun around here lately.

So this morning I tried to sleep in a bit. My husband, being a very wonderful and understanding man, tried his best to make this happen. If only it wasn’t for that 4 year old of mine.

Her: Mommy? Mooooooooooooooommmmmmmmy? When are you going to get up?
Me: Not now. Leave me alone.
Her: Why don’t you get out of bed?
Me: I’m not feeling well. Please let me sleep a little bit more so I can get better.
Her: But I want you to play with me.
Me: Do I try to get you to do things that you don’t want to do when you’re sick?
Her: Uh….
Me: So mommy would really like it if you would go play with your brother, okay?
Her: Moooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmy? When are you going to get up?

Yes, this is how I started my day.

Mothers really aren’t allowed to get sick, are we?


Written by nicolemarie

July 7, 2007 at 7:56 pm

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  1. No, we are not.


    July 8, 2007 at 9:02 pm

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