PSA – Okay germy Gerry. When you are sick just stay home please and don’t cough and sneeze all over things that I need to touch or hell even breathe around. I’m all set with your germs, you keep them!
Having made this announcement, I am sick. So very fun, right?
They say moms don’t get sick days, so I say who are they? They say dads don’t get sick days, Id also like to ask.. who are they to say? If I’m sick, I’ll try and try and try my best to get what I need to get done. I am a pusher so I’m constantly like okay I’ll sit down for 10 minutes take a break (because 10 minutes should cure it) and then I’ll get up and fold 7 lbs of laundry. Okay, now I’m feeling a little worse and that laundry could have waited. Smack upside the head Ashley, don’t do it again. Until later on when I decide instead of taking the easy route on dinner we will have a 4 course, 5 star dining experience and I’ll be light headed and nauseous by the end of it to not even want to take a bite. I’m on a roll!
Yesterday I sat down and said to myself you have got to stop acting like you are a super hero and start facing the facts, you are super sick. Grabbed myself a cup of orange juice and a box of Kleenex, my new book Girl Wash Your Face (probably where I’m getting my sense of reason) and took to the couch. T can handle dinner, T can handle getting Vey ready for bed. I’m sore to touch and shivering. I’m not doing well, finally though I’m taking a hint.
Yes, I do realize their are single parents out there or parents who work opposite schedules. For this I say, give in to temptation like I did before he got home and let the kids flick on Toy Story 3 or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. No need to go cough and sneeze all over the building blocks to make Rapunzel a new castle. That can wait a day or two, I promise. Put the cape away and cave into feeling sick. Your body doesn’t do this to trick you it does it to let you know you need to stop.
I know you can’t always make easy decisions like that or order out instead of cooking a healthy meal and you can’t always find someone to help you. BUT and that’s a capital BUT, you can change the way you’re doing things and try to take a break.
Just like they tell you in the airplane, put your mask on before helping another. We have to remember we are useless if we wear ourselves down. Get a little rest in, take the easy way out for a day or two and just stop trying to do it all.
End rant plus I’m dizzy from writing this!