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10 Things I Would Rather Be Doing Than Parenting While I’m Sick

By Devan McGuinness |

10 Things I Would Rather Be Doing Than Parenting While I'm Sick:: Ah-Ah-CHOO! ::

I’m so sorry, friends! I have fallen victim to the first flu of the fall season and this mama feels like something has run me over.

My head throbs, my face hurts, my nose is stuffy and runny and sneezey  I have a fever and my body aches so bad I swear my hair hurts.

My whole body is screaming for me to crawl back into my room, pull back the drapes on the back light-blocking curtains and sleep the sick away. But, there are three little problems with my body’s plan:

Speed, Raru & Bean.

Apparently my kids didn’t get the memo that mama is out for the count thanks to a pointless seasonal flu. One of the perks of motherhood is there are no sick days, and yet there are so many things I would rather be doing than taking care of three kids while I can barely lift my head.

Click through to read 10 things I would rather be doing now:

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What I Would Rather Do Than Be Sick With the Flu

Take a Nap

In my own bed, not on the couch while the kids climb on top of me. Oh, that sound so amazing right now.
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About Devan McGuinness


Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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