By: Amy Dienta
Is there ever a good time for a mom to be sick?
Recently, I was sick for a week. I lay in bed curled in a ball first with the flu and then with an ear infection. Between dragging myself to work and other activities, I’m exhausted. It was the week before Christmas and all I could think of is what I needed to get done in addition to feeding both kids and changing the baby. Also, my youngest is 15 months; he walks around all day long, screaming and finding things he shouldn’t and putting them in his mouth. It’s been a very trying week.
I’ve decided that I’m putting together a kit in case I get sick again. It will include all 3 types of Tylenol that we need, cold medicine, ginger ale, tea and other products for the flu or colds. This time, I had up drag the kids to CVS on a cold, rainy night to buy cold medicine.
Also needed when mom is sick are some microwave dinners or soup that bigger kids can make for themselves. That dreaded “Mom, what’s for dinner?” question isn’t fun when you are sick and don’t want to look at food, let alone smell it cooking.
I’m hoping we have had our share of being sick this winter and are done. But I’ve got a plan next time! Here’s to you and your family having a happy and healthy New Year!