Hello first cold of the school year. Not my daughter’s first cold … mine. Don’t you just love being sick?
I’d like to take this opportune moment, and extend my “thank-yous” to my partner, and my daughter. Yes; thank you for going on about the days as if I wasn’t sick at all. I just love being called to do this or that when I’m in the middle of a deep sleep, with a fever. Nothing fills my heart more than to feel needed, especially when I am totally drained of all of my energy, and feel like I can’t even get out of bed. The waves of heat and cold come over me, my ear is completely plugged, my whole body aches, and my throat is sore … that’s ok, none of that is regarded as important when other members of the household need something. Somehow, I have to muster the strength to get myself out of bed to take care of everyone else’s needs. When I’m done; well, that’s when I can crawl back into bed.
Know what I’m going through? Do you feel my pain?
Do all mommies go through this? I don’t think it’s fair. Why can’t I be taken care of? Why can’t I stay in bed? I’m sure there are many mommies out there that share household duties/roles; however, for those that don’t it can feel a little one-sided. Mommies need to be ‘mommied’ too.
How do you cope?
On the third day of feeling sick, I was hoping to have it all come to a stop. No such luck. Me being sick, or not, doesn’t seem to faze anyone. While whatever that has come over me has lightened, I still feel the drain, and I still feel the sinus pressure. I’m just praying that I’ll be back to normal before going to the upcoming social media conferences.