What Happens When Mom is SickMolly Thornberg
Tuesday started off just fine and dandy. The baby, toddler and I went to visit my sister. After an hour, we headed home and by the time I pulled in our driveway – something wasn’t right.
Since then I have been on a roller coaster of the flu – yes, in May. Fever (not baby fever) every few hours between Tylenol cold shots, aching, extreme fatigue and a warning from the doctor to stay away from the baby. I’ve been cooped up in a bunk bed (don’t ask) with a laptop and an iPhone.
So what happens when Mom is sick and there is a baby, toddler and 2 other kids to attend to?
The house goes to HELL.
Laundry is piled up more than normal. (don’t even ask what is normal, please.)
Feeding schedules are totally off – meaning husband has brought home food every meal.
Bedtime? Well, it’s a wee bit pushed back.
I am so thankful for my husband. I by no means play down what he’s done the last few days. He’s changed his work schedule and done all that he could to help manage our household. That being said… I now more than ever in my last 9 months working from home realize why I need to be here.
I have a family to keep sane. We now have schedules. We have home cooked meals. We have bedtimes! None of which we were able to keep when I was working away from home.
Moms who work outside of the home, props.
Now excuse me while I go take another shower. This icky sweaty hair grosses me out to no end.
Tell Me: How Do You Survive When You Get Sick?
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