Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Sickness

The Sickness has struck.  Over the last two weeks, people have been dropping like flies.  In one day alone, I received 3 phone calls from parents telling me their child (the one that my child had been playing with a day or two prior) had The Sickness.  My Little Buddy, who I watch every day before Kindegarten, hasn't been here all week.  I picked his brother up from school on Tuesday because he was ill...   The Sickness is everywhere.   It got me.
My head is stuffy, my eyeballs hurt.  I've been coughing so hard I may have cracked a rib.  My body aches and I have the cold sweats.  Yesterday, after taking the kids to school, I went back to sleep until 1:00.  Ugh!

I'm ready to be well.  Everytime I sneeze, my head hurts worse.  It's days like these (although I'm rarely sick) that make me miss having a partner in life.  How I would love to have someone else to get up with the kids and get them off to school or run to pick them up at the end of the day.  It would be nice to have a midday phone call asking how I'm feeling and if they should pick some dinner up on the way home so I didn't have to worry about getting any made.  Even to have someone boil some water for tea or to bring me some medicine would be a luxury. 

But it is just me.  So right now the kids are finishing their breakfasts and in 15 short minutes I will be hopping into the car, still in my jammies, to take them to school.  Then I will be coming home, taking some cold medicine, and promptly hopping back into bed, all the while praying that I feel like functioning by the time 3:00 rolls around.


9 comments:

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Feel better and I hope this doesn't last much longer. Enjoy your bed rest!!

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Danielle said...

I had it too, and I wouldn't have wished it on my worse enemy, so I am so sorry.
I am married (but getting divorced) and had no help through it. I consider myself a single mom since my daughter is not my husbands (long story, I met him after she was born). I have to say that I would rather do it alone, then to do it with someone alone.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I hope your feeling better soon. I had it last week, along with one of the kids. not fun.

Mike said...

Sad to hear. Feel better.

Senorita said...

I hope you feel better soon. I hope that a nice friend calls you up out of the blue and offers you some hot tea or medicine.

Cat said...

Ugh, go get some rest and feel better!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Rest up and feel better soon!

Charmaine said...

Here is some symbolic tea. I'll get the kids off to school tomorrow.

Stay in bed and rest.

Well, it's the thought that counts...

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