I was thinking to myself, as I wallowed in my own pity, that moms never get sick days. When I say moms, I mean moms, Mr. moms, nannies, etc. My darling daughter shared her cough with me this past week, and for some reason I got a hefty dose of blech with it! Coughing up a storm, low grade fever and a totally hot and sexy raspy voice to boot. Now, I’m not complaining because I know I have the best job in the world, but how come when I get sick the world keeps moving (and sometimes even faster than before)? How come when my husband is sick the world seems to halt for him?
Moms never get sick days! Why is that? Where in the job description does it say “PTO not available?” If I could create a job description for moms, Mr moms and nannies it would say:
I am the CEO of a family, a full time maid, chef, personal assistant, nanny, gardener, nurse, vegetable pusher, taxi cab driver, teacher, interior designer, personal shopper, milk maker, book keeper, counselor, & boo-boo kisser. My job requires long-term sacrifice, commitment, ability to change, stamina and personal communication skills. I get no PTO (paid time off) when I am tired, crabby, sick or overwhelmed. I do not get to accrue vacation time either. I have the BEST job in the world, I am a MOM!
Is it 8pm yet? I wanna go to bed!
Oh and just because I can….a top 5 of things not to say to a sick mom, Mr. mom or nanny:
5. I have been thinking of you. (How about instead of thinking of me, you call me up and give me a little break?)
4. Hang in there. (Really? Seriously? What else do you expect me to do?)
3. You’re so lucky, you get to stay in bed all day. (Personally I think this comment is deserved of a slap, but that’s just my opinion)
2. You’re sick, ugh I have the worst headache. (It’s not a competition…and I don’t care)
1. Well you look great! (Nice try, I know I have no make-up on, I’m pale as a ghost, my breath stinks, and I have on the same pajamas I have been wearing all week)
How do you survive your “sick days”?