Mommies who complain about not getting sick days get punished

standard March 6, 2009 5 responses

I went to bed last night and was woken up shortly after by a coughing, coughing, coughing child. I went to tend to her, gave her some asthma medicine and went back to bed. Her sister immediately woke up and started crying. She was running a fever, a pretty high fever actually. Then she started coughing too.

I’d love to tell you that the night got better after that, but it would be a total and utter lie. In fact, the rest of the night included vomit, changed sheets, more vomit, more changed sheets, more asthma medication, lots more asthma medication, standing in front of a steaming shower, and finally, two very, very brief hours of sleep.

The only conclusion I can draw from this is that karma is reading my blog and decided to punish me for whining about not getting a sick day. Because clearly not getting a sick day is nothing compared to not getting a sick day because you have to care for two very cranky, feverish, needy children on barely two hours of sleep.

Luckily, about an hour after my head exploded from all the whining and fussing M came home and rescued the children from me.

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5 responses

  • so sorry to hear your babies aren’t feeling well! Hope you get some rest this weekend and they make a full recovery…quickly!

  • Okay, now I’m so sorry I mentioned what I did in my comment on your last post!

    But seriously. I’ve been there. My hubby was out of town when it happened to me and I actually called my father crying, begging him to please come help me for a few hours just so I could sleep for a while. And sweet papa he is, he did! Just remember as that (annoying) saying goes: “this too shall pass.” It’s only going to get better from here!

  • My son had asthma, and I had many sleepless nights. I remember feeling so cranky because he did whine and wheeze. I’d feel guilty, but then I realized it was okay to be tired at four a.m.

    It’s so hard when they’re sick, all rules go out the window.

    And when you’re sick, it would be okay if one missed preschool for a day…but that’s just me being your mother-hen-for-a-moment.

    I’ll stop now!

    I love ginger tea, by the way!

  • I hate when Karma kicks you in the coos coos so quickly!! 😉

  • I think Karma reads my blog too… Sickening!

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